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Julen Lopetegui’s Wolverhampton Wanderers coaching staff have been in place since the Spaniard’s arrival at Molineux in November 2022. So, who features among Lopetegui ’s backroom team at Wolves?

Wolves Manager: Julen Lopetegui

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Wolves appointed Lopetegui as the club’s latest manager on an initial three-year contract to replace Bruno Lage in charge. Steve Davis initially stood in as their interim coach before Lopetegui oversaw his first game that December. The Spaniard had been a target of Wolves’ owners, Fosun, since 2016.

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Assistant manager: Pablo Sanz

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Lopetegui named Pablo Sanz to his coaching staff at Wolves having worked with the Spaniard since 2016. Sanz previously served as his compatriot’s assistant coach with the Spanish national side, Real Madrid and Sevilla. They also played together at Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano from 1995 to 2002.

Assistant coach: Juan Peinado

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Wolves added Juan Peinado to their coaching staff after naming Lopetegui as their latest manager in November 2022. The Spaniard followed his compatriot to Molineux having also served as a technical coach under him at Sevilla. Lopetegui worked with Peinado throughout his three years with Sevilla.

First-team coach: Edu Rubio

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Edu Rubio left West Ham United in October 2022 before joining Wolves’ coaching staff following the appointment of Lopetegui. He had served as David Moyes’ assistant manager at the London Stadium only since July 2022. He also served as Roy Hodgson’s assistant at Crystal Palace from 2020 to 2021.

Goalkeeping coach: Tony Roberts

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Wolves named Tony Roberts to their coaching team as a goalkeeping coach under Lage in July 2021. He also splits his time between the Molineux club and the Wales national side. While Roberts joined Wolves following previous spells working with Arsenal, Swansea City, Hebei FC and Birmingham City.

Fitness coach: Oscar Caro

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Lopetegui brought Oscar Caro to Wolves as part of his coaching team having worked with the fitness coach at Sevilla. The Spaniard also first hired his compatriot in 2016 after taking charge of the Spain national side. While they continued to work together after Lopetegui took over Real Madrid in 2018.

Fitness coach: Borja De Alba Alonso

Borja De Alba Alonso followed Lopetegui to Wolves having worked in his coaching staff at Sevilla, as well. The fitness coach moved up to the senior Nervionenses squad under Lopetegui in 2020 having served the B-team since 2018. Wolves had to reach a separate agreement with Sevilla for the coach.

Performance analyst: Daniel Lopetegui

Lopetegui hired his son, Daniel Lopetegui, as a performance analyst among Wolves’ coaching staff in November 2022. The Molineux outfit reached an agreement with MK Dons for him having served as an opponent and match analyst with the League One club since July 2022 for his first job in football.