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Edin Terzic praises Wolves managerial target Julen Lopetegui and Sevilla under his management

Edin Terzic has praised Wolves managerial target Julen Lopetegui, ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund.

The contest is thought to be Lopetegui’s final match in charge.

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Reports have indicated that Sevilla officials want him to depart. But he has been left in place for this match so as not to disrupt preparations.

It is thought he will leave the club following this match.

Lopetegui was asked about his immediate future a number of times in his press conference yesterday.

But he would not really be drawn on all the speculation. However, as he was talking he did cut a somewhat forlorn figure, with AS reporting he was ‘visibly upset’.

It is a strange situation, and tomorrow could make for an interesting day.

Potentially news could arrive of Lopetegui leaving, with Jorge Sampaoli waiting in the wings to succeed him.

It has been widely reported that Lopetegui is one of, if not the top target for Wolves to replace Bruno Lage at Molineux.

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He has been heavily linked since the 46-year-old was sacked on Sunday.

Many fans like the idea of Lopetegui coming in, with the Spaniard having done great work at Sevilla over the past few years.

His opposite number tonight Terzic acknowledged Lopetegui. The Dortmund boss said (as quoted by AS): “Sevilla’s potential is enormous, they are among the best teams in Spain and Europe. Two years ago, we experienced two very difficult matches against them. If we don’t give one hundred percent, we will lose.”

“He is an excellent colleague and we are preparing for the best Sevilla possible, with Lopetegui in his line.”

Big compliments from Terzic as Lopetegui prepares to leave Sevilla, amid Wolves rumours

Lopetegui has clearly made a big impression on Terzic.

For him to say Sevilla are actually one of the best teams in Spain and Europe is quite the comment.

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He really has done a great job there overall. And his recent struggles may just indicate that he is at the end of his cycle, which is something that happens to all managers eventually.

Tomorrow will potentially be an interesting day.

If Lopetegui departs, then expect those Wolves rumours to really pick up.