Insiders have revealed that Wolves are turning their attentions back to hiring Julen Lopetegui as their next permanent manager.
The Lowdown: Lopetegui rejects Wolves
Steve Davis has been appointed as interim head coach until 2023, so the Midlands club could look to make the change in the New Year.
The Latest: Another bid ready
As per The Sun, Wolves are set to launch another bid for Lopetegui after being rejected twice previously.
He was their original first choice to replace Bruno Lage and they could look to make the appointment ‘quickly’, despite Davis being given until next year.
Insiders have revealed that the Old Gold are ‘homing in’ on the Spaniard, who would find it ‘hard’ to refuse Premier League wages, and the ‘only stumbling block’ could be if he has to take a pay cut if the club are relegated to the Championship.
The Verdict: Get it done
After two failed bids already, this is a deal that Wolves simply need to do all that they can to get over the line.
Once hailed as a ‘special coach‘ by Ruben Neves during his time with Lopetegui at FC Porto, the 56-year-old boasts an impressive CV, managing big clubs like the Portuguese giants as well as Real Madrid, the Spanish national team and more recently Sevilla, with whom he won the Europa League in 2020.
Nonetheless, having worked with Neves before, Lopetegui could help get the very best out of the Wolves captain and spur on the rest of his team-mates.