Midfielder Paul Ince has handed in a formal application for the vacant manager's post at Wolves.
The 38-year-old is currently out of contract at Molineux but was in the process of negotiating a new playing deal when Glenn Hoddle walked out on the club at the weekend.
Ince has made no secret of his managerial ambitions and is close to completing his B licence and is a year into the two-year pro management course.
And now he has now made a formal application for the job, although chief executive Jez Moxey has already indicated a lack of experience could count against the former England international.
Ince said: 'Having spent the last four years as captain of Wolves I've built up a special bond with the club and the supporters.
'If they were to offer me the position it would be an honour and I would have no hesitation in accepting it.'