Former Republic of Ireland international Keith Treacy believes Julen Lopetegui could leave Wolves at some point in the new season.
The head coach’s future at Molineux was up in the air a few weeks ago, as the nature of Wolves’ financial situation was made public.
The Spaniard went away to think about his future.
He had not been made aware of the struggles, and some Wolves fans feared that he would not be sticking around, after keeping the club in the Premier League.
But he did stay, which perhaps suggested he had received some encouragement from the board over transfers.
So far though this summer, Wolves have been very quiet on the incomings front.
Fans are starting to get a little concerned.
Only Matt Doherty has come in so far. And Treacy was speaking about his fellow countryman when he made a bold prediction about Lopetegui…
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Keith Treacy believes Lopetegui could leave Wolves in 2023/24
Treacy was speaking about Doherty on the RTE Soccer podcast.
But at one point, he made a remark about the Molineux manager.
He said: “I just hope Matt Doherty goes there, gets his head down and gets into the team under Lopetegui.
“And I do think at some point, whether it be a month, two months or six months, Lopetegui will leave but that’s going to be a really important time for Matt that he doesn’t just get lost in the turnover of managers or ends up in the U23s or a bit-part player.”
With some bookmakers right now, Lopetegui is the favourite to leave his post first in 2023/24.
Wolves have a decent squad at the moment.
But a string of key players have left and there does need to be some movement soon.
Wolves board must back Lopetegui now
It has been a tricky summer so far, and the Wolves board seemingly have an unenviable task in trying to balance to books due to FFP.
But they have got to try and back Lopetegui as best they can.
He has always been vocal about having the right tools to do his job.
It is very possible that he could end up leaving during the new season. It is perhaps more likely that he would walk rather than he be sacked.
Hopefully, we will soon see some incomings.
Pre-season is in full swing and the Spaniard needs new faces so he can bed them in, and he can get off to a good start with the team.