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Wolves next manager latest: Wanderers to make another attempt to land Julen Lopetegui

Wolves will reportedly make another attempt to lure Julen Lopetegui to Molineux.

That is according to The Sun, who say Wanderers are ready to make a fresh bid for the Spaniard, who declined the vacancy earlier this month.

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Executive chairman Jeff Shi flew to Spain to try and persuade the 56-year-old.

But Lopetegui decided the time was not right for him to return to work so soon after leaving Sevilla, with his father currently battling illness.

Wolves then made a play for Mick Beale, but the Englishman opted to stay at QPR.

Wolves are seemingly now back to where they started, and The Sun say Lopetegui would ‘find it hard to refuse Premier League wages’.

It is also stated that Wolves renewing their interest could put Leeds United on alert.

Apparently, the Whites are also keen on Lopetegui, with Jesse Marsch under pressure at Elland Road. The American did oversee a huge 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield yesterday to alleviate some of that pressure.

Earlier in the day, Wolves played out a 1-1 draw with Brentford.

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The club had said recently that Steve Davis would remain in interim charge until 2023.

But the Express & Star reported earlier this week that Wanderers would be willing to go back on that announcement if the right candidate became available.

Seemingly, club officials feel Lopetegui would be that ‘right candidate’.

Wolves are playing a dangerous game waiting for Julen Lopetegui

With the information that has been put out there so far, it feels as though Wolves are kind of hanging on Lopetegui.

It is understandable. Lopetegui achieved brilliant things with Spain and Sevilla, and by many accounts he’s a brilliant human being as well as a top coach.

Pep Guardiola, who actually played with Lopetegui at Barcelona, said in 2018 after his sacking by Real Madrid: “I would like to call him in the next days. I’m so disappointed, but I know what football is.

“I’m sorry for Julen because he’s a friend of mine, he’s an exceptional person.”

But Lopetegui is in a difficult situation right now, and the club ought to be looking at other options.

A new man needs to come in immediately. The players need a fresh start, and someone to come in and given them direction.

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Sean Dyche is currently a free agent and Wanderers could do a lot worse than to move for the former Burnley manager.

Of course, he could always turn Wolves down. But officials should at least try to bring him in. He did great work at Turf Moor for years, and would whip these underperforming Wolves players into shape.