Michael Beale has rejected the chance to leave QPR for Wolves, forcing the Premier League club to continue their search for a manager. Wolves made an official approach for Beale on Thursday having identified him as their preferred candidate to succeed Bruno Lage after Julen Lopetegui turned down the job.
Beale has decided to stay at the club he joined in June, with QPR top of the Championship after Wednesday’s home win against Cardiff. The 42-year-old is in his first managerial post and said on Wednesday night: “If an offer comes in officially, you don’t have to take it. You have to weigh up everything. There are a lot of questions you need to get answers to.”
Beale went on to say it is “a dream of mine to manage in the Premier League. But is has to be the right opportunity, the right moment and the right club.”
Wolves also considered bringing back Nuno Espírito Santo, who was keen on returning to the job he left in May 2021, but decided to go in a different direction. Steve Davis is likely to continue in caretaker charge for a fourth match for Sunday’s game at home to fellow strugglers Leicester.