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Quartet set to join Julen Lopetegui at Wolves

Wolves are reportedly bringing in Edu Rubio and Fran Garagarza to work with Julen Lopetegui at Wolves, as well as two of his coaches at Sevilla.

The Spaniard officially starts work at the club next Monday, but it is believed his coaching staff could be in place sooner.

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Supposedly, Rubio will be joining up with the club to become a first-team coach. He is currently the assistant manager at West Ham Women.

Garagarza will also arrive at Molineux.

There had been claims earlier today that he could perhaps take up a sporting director role. But that has been dismissed by the Birmingham Mail’s Alex Dicken.

He previously worked as Eibar’s sporting director. He will now join Lopetegui’s staff in some capacity.

Lopetegui’s team is now taking shape. But it remains to be seen what the fates of the current interim coaching team will be.

Steve Davis has done his best to steady the ship in the wake of Bruno Lage’s sacking.

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Above: Edu Rubio

The results haven’t quite been there, but it is thought he has had a positive impact on the dressing room behind the scenes.

James Collins has also been lending a hand, as has goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts, who is highly rated by Jose Sa.

According to Dicken, Pablo Sanz and Juan Vicente Peinaldo will also join Lopetegui.

The duo were with him at Sevilla, and Sanz has been with him his entire career.

And Express & Star journalist Liam Keen adds that two further fitness coaches will also be coming in.

Fran Garagarza is a particularly good addition by Wolves, as Julen Lopetegui’s coaching staff begins to take shape

So Lopetegui’s stable is now taking shape, and the addition of Garagarza is good news.

He did really good work at Eibar, having been there for 16 years.

There, he was an U19s coach, assistant manager, academy director and eventually sporting director. He had that final role for 10 years, and ‘oversaw one of the greatest successes in Spanish football, a model of debt-free, sustainable overachievement’ (via Guardian).

It is not clear exactly at the moment what his role at Wolves will be.

He seemingly won’t become a sporting director though, which is interesting. That is something that will frustrate some Wolves fans, who have expressed disappointment in technical director Scott Sellars in recent times.