Beale ‘would have to weigh up everything’ if offered Wolves job

​Mick Beale has suggested it is not a foregone conclusion he will leave QPR for Wolves if offered the manager’s job at Molineux.

The R’s boss saw his side beat Cardiff 3-0 to move top of the Championship amid reports he is in the frame to take over at Wolves.

Beale was Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Aston Villa, having previously helped Gerrard steer Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title, and has coached at Liverpool and Chelsea.

He is now tipped to move on just 15 matches into his first managerial ​role,​ although no official approach has been made.

Beale said: “I haven’t spoken to (QPR director of football) Les Ferdinand or anyone, so as far as I’m aware nothing has changed.

“I took the decision to turn my phone off because we had this game to concentrate on. The moment Les speaks to me I’ll know one way or another and then the club will communicate whatever we communicate.

“If an offer comes in officially, you don’t have to take it. You have to weigh up everything. There are a lot of questions you need to get answers to.”

Asked if it would be difficult to walk away now QPR are top, Beale replied: ​ ​“Yes. Football is about feelings and relationships. We’ve built strong relationships here.”

However, asked if he was flattered to be linked with a Premier League club, he said: “I did come from the Premier League to work here. I do know that level.

“I’ve worked for some of the biggest clubs, so I do know the expectations of those places.

“I felt over-ready for this job and I feel supremely confident in this job. It’s 100% a dream of mine to manage in the Premier League. That’s not a secret.

“But it has to be the right opportunity, the right moment and the right club. And they’d have to give me a really clear understanding of where that club’s going.

“When I was with (Glasgow) Rangers I turned down seven or eight chances to be a manager. There are some things I look for.”