By Noel Whelan

4th Oct, 2022 | 1:41pm

Pundit issues Wolves-Ange Postecoglou claim as 'huge' offer lined up

Noel Whelan has claimed appointing Ange Postecoglou would “take the shackles off” the Wolves players after their talents were “wasted” under Bruno Lage.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Postecoglou, 57, would suit the Molineux club “down to the ground”.

Wolves confirmed the sacking of Lage on Sunday (2 October), just hours after their 2-0 loss against West Ham on Saturday (1 October).

The Midlands club sit in the Premier League’s bottom three after eight games and have scored just three goals all season – the fewest of any top-flight club.

According to The Telegraph‘s John Percy (2 October), Postecoglou has been discussed as a potential replacement for Lage.

Football Insider revealed last month that Celtic are planning to offer Postecoglou a “huge” new contract to secure his long-term future.

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Whelan suggested stars like Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, and Goncalo Guedes could thrive under the Australian’s stewardship.

He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I think when you look at the lack of goals at Wolves with the players they’ve got, Postecoglou would be a good fit.

“Especially with the way he sets his teams up, the attacking football he plays. A lot of players at Wolves have been wasted.

“They should be scoring a hatful of goals with the talent they’ve got.

“Postecoglou would suit them down to the ground with the joy he’s brought to Celtic and the style he plays.

“They’ve got the players, he just needs to get them set up correctly. They just need a manager who will take the shackles off and let them take the game to teams.”

Postecgolou’s Celtic contract runs until the end of the season.

Football Insider revealed last month (24 September) that the Hoops are keen to tie Postecoglou down to an improved long-term deal after he was shortlisted by Brighton during their manager hunt.

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