Kenny Jackett & Uwe Rosler frontrunners for Wolves job

Kenny Jackett

Kenny Jackett and Brentford boss Uwe Rosler are the frontrunners to become the new Wolves head coach.

Jackett, 51, is the favourite to replace Dean Saunders at the recently-relegated club, but BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy understands Rosler also remains in the running.

Jackett resigned as Championship side Millwall's boss early in May.

BBC Radio Stoke reports that Crewe boss Steve Davis, the early favourite for the job, is no longer in the frame.

Although a boyhood Wolves fan, Davis is to remain with the Alex, who he has guided to promotion from League Two and a Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory at Wembley in his 18 months in charge.

Jackett could now be asked to reverse the decline at Molineux following two successive relegations and lead them back to the Championship at the first attempt, having guided Millwall to promotion from League One in 2010.

He had managerial spells with Watford and Swansea before moving on to Millwall, but he left his post at The Den after six years in charge, stating that he felt the time was "right for a new challenge".

However, it appears he faces competition for the Wolves job from former Manchester City forward Rosler.

The 44-year-old's Bees side lost in the League One play-off final against Yeovil this season after missing out on automatic promotion on the final day against Doncaster.

Former England manager Steve McClaren is also understood to have been interested in the Wolves job, but it is believed the 52-year-old failed to get an interview with Wolves chairman and owner Steve Morgan as the club prepares for life in the third tier for the first time since 1989.