Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert is reportedly considering his future at Molineux.
Wolverhampton Wanderers sporting director Kevin Thelwell’s comments about transfers to the Express and Star following Paul Lambert’s appointment make particularly interesting reading now.
Lambert’s future at Molineux appears to have fallen into doubt, with the Scottish boss at odds with the club over transfer policy (The Telegraph).
Wolves’ owners reportedly want to have control over which players come to Molineux this summer.
However, Lambert does not want to be dictated to in the transfer market – and is said to be considering his future, unless a compromise is met.
And Thelwell’s comments, from back in November, show that Lambert was promised that he would be granted control of Wolves’ transfers when he took charge.
“He’ll be integral to everything we do,” Thelwell said, when asked what influence Lambert would have over transfers.
“There’s a misnomer that a head coach comes in and only gets a small amount of power, just because he’s not called the manager.
“That hasn’t been the case and won’t be the case.
“We’ll have a recruitment meeting as soon as we possibly can this week where we’ll start talking about how we’re identifying players and how he wants it organised and what part he’ll play.
“Quite rightly he’ll be the guy that makes the final decisions – and has to be. You couldn’t have it any other way. There’s no way I could recruit a player he doesn’t know or doesn’t want. It’s only going to end in tears.”
Lambert is said to have been keen to bring in Tammy Abraham, Grant Hanley and Tom Lawrence to Wolves this summer.
Lambert wants to bring in tried-and-tested Championship players, to ensure that Wolves can push for promotion next season.
However, Fosun are believed to be looking at the European market, as they search for new additions for the Molineux club.