Everton face no threat of losing Conor Coady, who’s on a season-long loan at Everton from Wolves, after Wolves sacked their manager Bruno Lage during the weekend.
Coady, who scored his first goal for the Blues in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Southampton, joined from the Midlands club on a season-long loan signed off in August. His parent club sacked manager Bruno Lage on Sunday after a poor start to the season.
Bruno Lage sanctioned the temporary exit of his captain to allow him play regular football in the buildup to the World Cup, after falling victim of his decision to tactics shift with Lage opting for a back four, preferring Nathan Collins – a £20.5m summer arrival from Burnley – and Max Kilman in a two-man central defence.
Wolves are now on the lookout for a new manager, with Sporting Lisbon chief Ruben Amorim the current favourite with the bookmakers.
But while his replacement may look to make changes to the set up at Molineux, they will not have the opportunity to look to Coady as there is no recall clause in the deal that brought him to Goodison Park. That deal also includes an option for Everton to sign the 29-year-old permanently.
COADY: THIS HAS TO BE THE START.
Conor Coady has made a huge impact at Goodison Park already and scored his first goal in the Toffees’ 2-1 defeat of Southampton on Saturday.
More impressively, the England international has ensured Frank Lampard’s side boast the best defensive record in the top flight, conceding seven goals from as many games.
Speaking after the victory over Southampton, Coady told Everton’s website: “We want to go again – we want to get better.
“The gaffer has spoken about this being the start not the end of where we want to get to and I think that’s the best way to look at it.
“We’re trying to get better and the manager is improving us. We need to keep listening to him every day because he’s a brilliant manager.
“We’ll enjoy today, we’ll recover and then we’ll go again for what is a big game next week.”
Conor Coady will be hoping to attract the attention of Gareth Southgate with the World Cup looming after already being tipped by a pundit to be the next in line for an England call-up.