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Dave Edwards reacts to Julen Lopetegui's reception at Molineux on Saturday

Dave Edwards was blown away by the reception Julen Lopetegui got at Molineux on Saturday, saying he’s ‘never quite seen anything like it before’.

Wolves introduced Lopetegui to the crowd ahead of the clash with Arsenal.

Fans were told to arrive at the stadium a little earlier than usual to greet Lopetegui.

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The 56-year-old was brought out onto the pitch, and he then walked around as the supporters lapped up the occasion.

He was given a fantastic reception by the crowd, who have been waiting for a long time for such a moment.

Some felt they would never see Lopetegui at the club, especially when it was reported that he had declined Wolves’ advances in order to deal with his personal situation.

But the deal got done, and he’s officially now Wolves’ new head coach.

Edwards has commented on Lopetegui’s unveiling at the weekend, and believes the fans can be proud of themselves for the welcome they gave him.

He said (via Express & Star): “There was a real air of optimism around the place and you could feel it around the stadium.That was the case even before Julen Lopetegui was unveiled, but once he was paraded in front of the fans it was incredible.

“I’ve never quite seen anything like it before, a new manager doing a lap of honour on his own, other than a cameraman following in his wake.

“The applause was incredible, even from Arsenal fans – a few of those were clapping – and it was booming as he came around to the South Bank.”

Unfortunately, Lopetegui’s presence at the ground did not inspire a positive result for Wolves.

Wanderers fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Premier League leaders.

The game could have been entirely different had an incident involving Goncalo Guedes early on had gone Wolves’ way.

Julen Lopetegui will have been delighted with reception at Molineux

The Wolves fans gave a brilliant reception for Lopetegui on Saturday.

The new manager would have absolutely loved the welcome he got, and he must be feeling very happy at the moment.

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He’s already spoken about how Wolves made him feel so wanted.

He will now be raring to get stuck in, and a rejuvenated Lopetegui can only be a good thing for Wolves.