Wolves have made QPR manager Michael Beale their preferred option as their next manager.
After Julen Lopetegui declined the position of Bruno Lage’s replacement, the Premier League club launched a thorough search.
The possibility of interim managers James Collins and Steve Davis remaining in their positions until the top flight is suspended for the World Cup next month has not been ruled out.
But after Tuesday night’s loss to Crystal Palace, people are more focused, and an approach to QPR is now expected.
The fact that QPR is hosting Cardiff in the Championship on Wednesday night and Wolves are aware of that complicates the situation.
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Beale is expected to be in charge for the first time when Wolves host fellow relegation contenders Leicester on Sunday, barring any unexpected circumstances.
Wolves have talked to both recently fired Lyon coach Peter Bosz and former manager Nuno Espirito Santo about the opening, but they have now taken a different approach.
Beale is a well-respected manager who moved with Steven Gerrard from Rangers to Aston Villa before accepting the QPR position in June.
Beale said that despite the rumors, he was still committed to his work with the R’s in a statement to BBC Radio London on Wednesday.
Rangers had gone five games without a defeat until their 3-1 setback at Luton on Saturday. Beale has led Rangers to sixth in the Championship after a strong start since taking over in the summer.
“My first job is here. The way things are going with the owners, the staff, the players, I could not be happier “Told media London, Beale.
“In my personal life, including my family, I’m doing fine.
“My attention is now on the crucial games this week for the team and turning things around after a pretty bad day on Saturday.