By Sean Fisher

4th Oct, 2022 | 1:10pm

Bruno Lage sacking at Wolves may spell bad news for Everton and Conor Coady

Wolves decided to part ways with manager Bruno Lage this week – and it could halt Everton in their attempts to sign Conor Coady on a permanent basis.

Coady made a season-long loan switch to Goodison Park after realising he’d fallen down Lage’s pecking order at Wolves over the summer.

But the Portuguese manager was recently relieved of his duties at Molineux after a 2-0 loss to West Ham left Wolves in the Premier League relegation zone.

As a result, the West Midlands side are now hunting for a new manager to take the hot seat, and that could spell disaster for Everton and their Conor Coady dreams.

Coady was Wolves captain before parting with the side this summer, and he clearly has a soft spot for the club after spending seven years with them and helping them to promotion back in 2018.

The 29-year-old defender has been an instant hit at Everton and has helped transformed Frank Lampard’s defence into one of the best in the Premier League – the best this season so far in terms of goals conceded.

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With that said, it was quickly being accepted that the Toffees would go all-in for Coady to make him a permanent signing in Merseyside.

However, with Wolves now changing manager, a new coach could request that Coady stays in the Midlands next season, potentially halting any approach Everton makes – although they do reportedly have an option-to-buy clause.

It’ll be a huge concern for Evertonians, who have taken to Coady quickly despite his ties to Liverpool. Alongside James Tarkowski, he’s massively improved the resilience of the side.

Current Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim is the current favourite to replace Lage according to talkSPORT, so Everton fans will just have to cross their fingers and hope the Portuguese replacement isn’t keen on bringing Coady back to Wolves.