43-year-old ex-Premier League manager is desperate for the Wolves job - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is desperate for the Wolves job, according to a reliable journalist.
Speculation has been mounting recently about the future of current boss Paul Lambert with the Scotsman said to be unhappy with the role super-agent Jorge Mendes will undertake in this summer’s recruitment.
The Express and Star also reported earlier in the week that Karanka is being considered for the manager’s job at the Midlands side with the Spaniard a client of Mendes.
Now, former senior Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey has told on his personal Twitter account that Karanka is “desperate” for the job and that his PR machine is in full spin.
Aitor Karanka's media pr machine in full spin – desperate for Wolves job…
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) May 20, 2017
Karanka’s only history of management comes with Middlesbrough, where he was in charge for four years between 2013 and 2017 after leaving his position as Real Madrid’s assistant.
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He proved hugely successful in the north east, taking the club to a Championship play-off final before ultimately ensuring their promotion and an end to their seven-year wait for Premier League football the following year with a second palced finish.
However, he lost his job in charge of Middlesbrough in March with the team sat three points from top-flight safety and Boro have subsequently been relegated with 10 points now separating them from Swansea in 17th.
Wolves on the other hand have had a disappointing season after high pre-season expectations and fans will be keen for the management situation to be sorted soon.
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