By Noel Whelan
Noel Whelan has insisted Wolves must look to appoint a manager “sooner rather than later” as their slide towards a potential relegation continues.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Molineux club need to make an appointment “now” to get a new boss “familiar with the club and players”.
Wolves are marooned in the bottom three after their 4-0 loss against Leicester on Sunday (23 October).
The defeat at Molineux is their fifth in six games, with former boss Bruno Lage sacked after a 2-0 loss at West Ham earlier this month (1 October).
Steve Davis has since become the interim boss and Wolves have confirmed that he will remain at the helm until 2023 at the earliest.
Club chiefs made that decision after reportedly being turned down by Julen Lopetgui and Michael Beale.
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Whelan claimed keeping Davis in place for a minimum of five more games could “really backfire” on Wolves.
He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury:
“If they keep putting performances like this in, they’ve got to get someone sooner rather than later.
“The pressure is on to try and get these wins as it is, let alone without a manager.
“If they’re losing back-to-back games, the pressure on the board to get someone in could become too much.
“I think they’re better off getting someone now. Get them in, get them familiar with the club and the players.
“The longer you leave it, the more risk there is of it coming back and slapping you in the face.
“There are managers out there. It’s a good proposition – but this could really backfire on them.”
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