Revealed: Steve Davis managing Wolves outcasts
Wolves have hired ex-Crewe boss Steve Davis to manage their fringe players as they look to find them deals away from the club, the Express & Star can reveal.
The likes of Dominic Iorfa, Jordan Graham, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, Michal Zyro and Ethan Ebanks-Landell are training separately from the first team and under-23s in a ‘group three’ section at Compton Park.
Wolves are working to, ideally, find permanent moves for the players as they don’t fit into Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans.
Loans moves look the more likely scenarios for most of the group, which also contains Paul Gladon, Joe Mason, Connor Ronan and Sylvain Deslandes as well as some of the older under-23 players.
Boyhood Wolves fan Davis came close to landing the top job at Molineux back in 2013 when he was interviewed for the then-vacant head coach role after Dean Saunders was sacked.
Davis was at one point odds-on favourite to get the job but missed out to Kenny Jackett.
At the time Davis was in charge at Crewe, who he left in 2017 before an unsuccessful stint at Leyton Orient.
It’s understood that Davis is working full-time at Compton Park overseeing the group having been handed a temporary contract.
Most of the group featured in a Wolves XI team that drew 2-2 at Port Vale in midweek, with Gladon and Zyro on the scoresheet.
Another who featured in that Vale Park game was Ben Stevenson, who joined Wolves from Coventry City last January and was immediately loaned to League Two side Colchester United for the rest of the season.
It’s believed that the 21-year-old was set to feature in Nuno’s first team during pre-season before he was sidelined through injury.
Stevenson is set to move out on loan again this season.