Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale has agreed terms to take charge at Wolverhampton Wanderers, 90min understands.
Wolves have been looking at a whole host of candidates following the departure of Bruno Lage. Former Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui rejected the position, after which Wolves held talks with a number of different options.
Among their list of possible targets was Beale and sources have now confirmed to 90min that the 42-year-old, who only joined QPR in the summer, has agreed to make the move to Molineux.
Wolves were thoroughly impressed by Beale during recent talks with the boss and there is confidence that a deal will be struck with QPR to bring him in by the weekend.
There is understood to be a release clause in Beale’s contract, and although Wolves are looking to negotiate a deal with QPR, they would be prepared to pay the full fee if required.
Should everything go to plan, the pursuit of Beale will bring an end to a hectic few weeks in which Wolves spoke to numerous candidates, including former boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who was keen to make the return to Molineux.
The problem for Nuno, however, is that he only joined Al-Ittihad in the summer and the Saudi side were reluctant to part ways with him so quickly, putting a sizeable asking price on the boss’ head which Wolves ultimately declined to pay.
Instead, they are now confident of bringing in Beale, who has led QPR to sixth in the Championship this season.
Beale, who has spent time working in the academy setups of both Chelsea and Liverpool in the past, took his first step into senior management this summer after leaving his position as Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Aston Villa, and Wolves have been thoroughly impressed with his rapid progress.
Talks are now on to finalise an agreement with the two clubs and the expectancy is that Beale will be in charge of Wolves for the trip to Brentford on October 29.