Wolves fans are hoping to see the appointment of a new manager as soon as possible – but an imminent move for Julen Lopetegui is not likely.
The Spaniard is the favourite to succeed Bruno Lage at Molineux.
However, it might be at least a few more days before an agreement is reached or an announcement is made.
That’s because Lopetegui is still in Spain at the moment, and the Mirror has now shed some light on the situation.
The 56-year-old is currently with his family, as his 91-year-old father has been ill recently.
Lopetegui has not spent much time with them since working in Seville, and is thought to want a bit of time with them before taking on a new project.
He has supposedly intimated that he does want to return to work soon.
It is stated that Lopetegui’s intense style of management has seen his inner circle encourage him to take a bit of time for himself.
Wolves are keen to give him a bit of time, but are obviously aware that they need someone to come in now amid a difficult moment for the club.
It was another defeat for Wanderers on Saturday against Chelsea.
With just six points on the board from nine games and three goals scored, the situation is serious. And this weekend’s game with Nottingham Forest.
Wolves need a new man in as soon as possible
It is far from ideal that Wolves’ top target currently isn’t in a position to take the job immediately.
But Lopetegui has just come out of a stressful job at Sevilla, and it is completely understandable he may want some family time, especially given the situation with his father.
Wolves need a new man in as soon as possible as the situation at the club is dire at the moment.
Hopefully the new round of talks with Lopetegui will be positive, and he can perhaps be named as Lage’s successor later in the week.