Wolves confirm the appointment of a new Head Coach.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly known as Wolves FC, has announced the appointment of a new head coach who previously held managerial positions with Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Spain.
Former Real Madrid, Sevilla and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui have been named the new Wolves head coach.
Lopetegui has been involved in management for over 20 years, coaching the Spanish national team and European giants Real Madrid. He also took charge of Porto and was the manager who handed Ruben Neves his professional debut at just 17 years old.
The Spaniard has a number of connections to the Midlands club. He had previously been mentioned as a potential leader, and in 2020, his Sevilla team eliminated Wolves from the Europa League on their way to winning the trophy.
Following the departure of Bruno Lage as head coach in October, the Wolves have appointed Lopetegui as their new coach.
The Spaniard, who was most recently in charge of Sevilla, will take over on November 14th just as the Premier League breaks for the World Cup. Wolves had said that interim boss Steve Davis would remain in charge until 2023, but that is evidently no longer the case.
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi gushed about the appointment of Lopetegui at Molineux, telling the clubs 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 number one choice to manage Wolves, and we look forward to welcoming him and his team when they join us in the coming weeks.”
A new chapter.
— Wolves (@Wolves) November 5, 2022
On Saturday in the Premier League, Wolves will play Brighton in an effort to regain some momentum before the World Cup break. During the break, Lopetegui will have a month to train with the majority of his team, allowing him a brief preseason while in charge of the team.