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Wolves appoint ‘No 1 choice’ Julen Lopetegui as new manager

Wolves appoint ‘No 1 choice’ Julen Lopetegui as new manager

  • Former Sevilla head coach starts work at club on 14 November
  • Steve Davis to oversee Saturday’s match against Brighton

Wolves have announced the appointment of Julen Lopetegui as the club’s new manager.

The former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla head coach Lopetegui will take charge on 14 November, subject to being granted work permits, with Steve Davis remaining in interim charge ahead of Saturday’s home match against Brighton.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said on the club’s website: “Julen is a top coach, with excellent experience at an elite level of the game, and we are very pleased to have agreed a deal to bring him to Wolves.

“Since the very beginning, Julen has been our No 1 choice to manage Wolves, and we look forward to welcoming him and his team when they join us in the coming weeks.”

Wolves confirmed, if all the necessary paperwork is completed, Lopetegui will take over at Molineux following game against Arsenal, which is the last ahead of the World Cup break.

Davis, Wolves’ Under-18s coach, took temporary charge of the first team after Bruno Lage was sacked at the start of last month following a poor run of form.

Wolves remain in the bottom three after winning only one game since Lage left, against Nottingham Forest, with their only other point under Davis coming in last week’s 1-1 draw at Brentford.

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