Wolverhampton Wanderers' Andreas Weimann celebrates scoring
Replacing Walter Zenga last season, Paul Lambert has done a good job of steadying the ship at Wolves, working hard to re-balance an unbalanced squad. However, with the Wolves ownership keen on bringing a big name manager to the East Midlands, the former Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers man has now been shown the exit door.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert
Could such a change at the top therefore signal an end to one of Wolverhampton Wanderers' most prominent lines of enquiry during the current transfer window? A report from the Express & Star back in March has suggested that a deal for Derby County forward Andreas Weimann was being pursued by Lambert.
The Austrian, who can play as a winger, striker or as a No.10, joined Wolves on loan in January, after falling out of favour under former Derby County boss Steve McClaren. Weimann has impressed since coming on board, and many Wolves fans were keen to see the club sign the Austrian permanently this summer.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Andreas Weimann
With Lambert's exit now confirmed, will any pursuit of Andreas Weimann now be about to come to an end? Wolves' potential new manager will likely have his own list of potential signings lined up, and will more than likely be keen to work more closely with agent Jorge Mendes, who has considerable influence at Molineux.
Matters are likely to be further complicated by the change of management at Derby County. Since Weimann joined Wolves on loan, the Rams have sacked McClaren and appointed former Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett. The new Derby manager has changed the system at Pride Park to a 4-2-3-1, one that favours Weimann much more, and the Austrian could now be offered a future at his current club.
Derby's Andreas Weimann celebrates
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