Julen Lopetegui is ‘likely’ to be confirmed as Wolves‘ new manager at some point during this week, according to reliable journalist Steve Madeley.
The Lowdown: Lopetegui linked with Wolves job
Ever since Bruno Lage was sacked earlier this month, Lopetegui has stood out as the front-runner to take charge at Molineux.
Indeed, it now looks as though it could just be a matter of time before the job is his.
The Latest: Confirmation this week?
The reporter tweeted:
“Julen Lopetegui is likely to become Wolves’ new coach some time this week. Watching events at Stamford Bridge from his home in Spain will have left him under no illusions about the scale of the challenge.”
The Verdict: Right man for the job
This feels like the most exciting option that Wolves have when it comes to appointing their new manager, with Lopetegui someone who has genuine pedigree in his career.
While his spells in charge of Spain and Real Madrid ended abruptly, that he was appointed to those jobs in the first place are a huge indicator as to how highly he is regarded in Spanish football circles.
He also won the Europa League league with Sevilla in 2020, which speaks volumes for his managerial nous.
He could have the potential to lure high-profile names to Molineux and has huge experience in the game, taking charge of nearly 300 matches at club and international level, so it would be a surprise if his appointment ends up being a disappointing one.
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