Wolves, Wolves target Portuguese boss to replace Lambert – journalist speaks

Wolves target Portuguese boss to replace Lambert – journalist speaks

Wolves finished in a disappointing 15th place in last season’s Sky Bet Championship, a position many fans say is unacceptable. This has led to questions over manager Paul Lambert’s future at Molineux.

 Sky Sports reported earlier this week that Lambert had said that: “I just feel comfortable there [at Wovles], and I think I’ve a good rapport with the supporters which is really vital to me.” They went on to hint that Lambert is also planning for next season, despite the ‘uncertainty’ surrounding his position at the club.

According to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, this position at the club could become even more tenuous with news that Wolves are casting eyes towards Portugal in a move for Vitória Setúbal’s coach José Couceiro.

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Wolves interest in Portuguese coach Couceiro goes back ten days to May 11 when Portuguese publication Correio da Manhã said that Couceiro would be leaving Setubal and that “the official announcement should only happen at the end of the season when V. Setubal visits the already relegated Nacional.

54-year-old Couceiro has been at Setubal since July 2016, managing the Primeira Liga side for 42 games and guiding them into a mid-table place in Portugal’s top-tier. His arrival in England, should it happen, will be his fourth position outside of his native Portugal, where he has coached Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Belenenses, Setúbal and Estoril.

His experience outside of Portuguese football has seen him manage in Lithuania (FBK Kaunas), Turkey (Gaziantepspor) and Russia (Lokomotiv Moscow) – in addition to managing the Portugal Under-21s and full Lithuanian side.

Whoever has the reins at Molineux next season, be it Lambert, Couceiro or anyone else, the main aim will be to improve on what was a disappointing 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship campaign – a campaign that saw Lambert as Wolves’ third man in charge of the season.

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