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QPR manager Michael Beale responds to Wolverhampton Wanderers links

Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale has refused to rule out a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Beale is currently in his first season in management at QPR. Prior to his appointment, he had coached at Liverpool, Chelsea, and Sao Paulo, before becoming Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Rangers and Aston Villa.

At Loftus Road, the 42-year-old has made a promising start. His side are currently sixth in the Championship, three points off league leaders Blackburn Rovers with two games in hand. This puts the Rs on course for their best finish since their relegation back to the second tier in 2015.

This form has understandably attracted some attention, with Wolverhampton Wanderers closely linked. Beale has addressed the rumours, refusing to downplay the possibility of an exit from west London.

“In the future, I have huge aspirations to go and coach and work at the top level. I’ve always been honest about that,” he said, as relayed by West London Sport.

“But we only live in today. I have a wonderful job: I have owners that support me, I’ve got a really strong management team, and the players are 100% with me. Those things as a manager are almost a gift.

“It’s obvious that I’m ambitious. The players here at QPR want to play in the Premier League, and I want to go and manage there, and in Europe and above. But you deal with today, and today I’m the manager of QPR.”

Wolves have been in search of a new manager since the sacking of Bruno Lage earlier this month. The Portuguese left his team in the relegation zone, having picked up just six points from the opening eight matches.

Former Real Madrid and Spain national team boss Julen Lopetegui met with chairman Jeff Shi over the position. However, he turned down the offer.

Peter Bosz, who was sacked by Lyon under two weeks ago, has also reportedly been considered for the role. Meanwhile, a reunion with Nuno Espirito Santo has not been ruled out.

Under-18s coach Steve Davis has taken temporary charge of the Midlands club since Lage’s departure. He guided them to their second win of the season at home to Nottingham Forest, but also suffered away defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

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