Wolverhampton Wanderers Rope on Julen Lopetegui as New Coach

Julen Lopetegui will take over on November 14, subject to a work permit, after the team’s last game before the World Cup break.

Premier League side Wolverhampton hired Julen Lopetegui as their manager on Saturday. (More football news)

Lopetegui was sacked a month ago by Sevilla after three years with the Spanish club, during which they led him to the Europa League title in 2020.

Lopetegui, 56, will take over on November 14, subject to a work permit, after the team’s last game before the World Cup break.

“Julen is a first-rate manager with excellent experience at an elite level of the game, and we are delighted to have struck a deal to bring him to Wolves,” said club president Jeff Shi.

Steve Davis will remain in charge. The club’s under-18 coach temporarily took charge of the first team following the dismissal of Bruno Lage in early October. Wolverhampton host Brighton on Saturday and are just one point ahead of bottom-placed Nottingham Forest.

“Since the beginning, Julen has been our number one choice to coach Wolves, and we look forward to welcoming him and his team when they join us in the coming weeks,” said Shi.

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