Wolves Appoints Julen Lopetegui As New Manager
Wolves have appointed former Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui as the new manager, MySportDab reports.
Julen Lopetegui succeeds Portuguese-born tactician Bruno Lage as manager of the Premier League club.
Bruno Lage was shown the exit door on October 2 after Wolves’ poor form and struggle in the Premier League season.
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Under Bruno Lage, Wolves managed only one win after 15 games, leaving them to struggle in the bottom six of the Premier League.
After dismissing the Portuguese from his role, Wolves have now confirmed the appointment of Julen Lopetegui as the new manager.
The former Sevilla manager will now resume his role to overturn the misfortunes of the club with effect from November 14.
Lopetegui will only take charge of one Premier League match before the league goes on a long break following the start of the 2022 World Cup.
A new chapter.
— Wolves (@Wolves) November 5, 2022
It will be a tough test for Lopetegui as he will be trading tackles with Premier League leaders Arsenal before going into the World Cup break.
Meanwhile, Steve Davis remains in interim charge ahead of Saturday’s home match against Brighton.
Welcoming the new manager to the Molineux stadium, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said:
“Julen is a top coach with excellent experience at an elite level of the game, and we are delighted and pleased to have agreed a deal to bring him to Wolves.
Lopetegui lost his job at Sevilla at the start of October, two years after he led the La Liga club to a record sixth Europa League crown in 2020.
Wolves contacted Lopetegui last month, but their initial advances was rejected by the 56-year-old, who cited personal reasons for the decision.