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Wolves next manager latest: Jorge Sampaoli will be in Seville on Thursday ahead of replacing Julen Lopetegui

Wolves managerial target Julen Lopetegui could be out of a job as early as Thursday, with Jorge Sampaoli set to be in Seville then to succeed him.

The Spaniard will tonight take charge of his final Sevilla game against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

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The 56-year-old has struggled for positive results this season.

The club sit 17th in La Liga after seven games. And they’ve lost to Manchester City and only drew with Copenhagen so far in the Champions League group stages.

The Sevilla board has decided to make a change.

Lopetegui will take charge tonight, and he will then depart.

They decided to keep him in place for this game, as it was not simply ideal to make the change on the eve of such a big game.

According to La Colina de Nervion, Sampaoli will be in Seville on Thursday.

That could suggest Lopetegui’s exit will be confirmed then.

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Once that happens, speculation about a move to Wolves could well pick up.

It has been widely reported that the former Spain and Real Madrid boss is one of Wanderers’ top targets to succeed Bruno Lage. It was even claimed that Wolves actually have a pre-agreement with him.

His situation is appealing for Wolves. He’s a good manager, and the fact Sevilla are getting rid means there may be no compensation payment.

Tomorrow could be a significant day in Wolves’ search for a new manager, as Sampaoli prepares to succeed Lopetegui at Sevilla

So it looks as though tomorrow is going to be a significant day in Wolves’ search for a new manager.

With Sampaoli travelling to Seville, there might be an announcement at some point tomorrow on Lopetegui’s exit.

Hopefully, Wolves are then able to put the wheels in motion and Lopetegui will become Lage’s successor.

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It would be great if the club could get things sorted and he could fly to England in time for the game with Chelsea on Saturday.

He obviously would not take the team. But having him watching on at Stamford Bridge might just provide that little boost for the players.