WOLVES boss Paul Lambert could quit the Championship club in a row over transfer policy.
It is understood the Midlands outfit want super agent Jorge Mendes to lead all player recruitment.
Former Norwich, Aston Villa and Blackburn manager Lambert has only been in charge for six months.
He may entertain the idea of Mendes offering recommendations, but will baulk at an anything other than that.
Mendes looks after the affairs of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.
Wolves have Chinese owners in Fosun who relied heavily on Mendes last summer in signing a number of foreign players.
Lambert was able to bring in English-based recruits during the winter window as the club looked to stave off relegation.
Wolves achieved survival with a late surge to finish seven points above the relegation zone. Their season was highlighted by a terrific FA Cup win at Liverpool.
Lambert obviously wants to revamp his squad for next season but could now leave if Fosun insists he cede control over deals to Mendes.
Portuguese Mendes, who advised Fosun on last year’s takeover, has a different outlook on how Wolves should approach the market.
Should Lambert decide to go, Wolves would be searching for a fourth manager in a year after sacking Kenny Jackett and Walter Zenga.
Lambert has history here. Last June he left Blackburn in similar circumstances after keeping them up but becoming frustrated with the club’s Indian owners over their transfer plans.