Wolves reportedly face a wait to hire Julen Lopetegui as their next manager, with the 56-year-old currently still in Spain.

Lopetegui was sacked by Sevilla on Wednesday evening after the club’s 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

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It had already been decided that Lopetegui would be moved on.

But he took the team one last time, and then bid farewell to the supporters after the final whistle.

Wolves have now opened talks with Lopetegui, and some supporters had hoped that the club would be making some kind of announcement following the Chelsea game.

But according to the Daily Mail, Wolves might not be able to get him in for a few days yet.

Apparently, Lopetegui is still in Spain dealing with a family matter.

The publication suggest that any announcement won’t take place until later this coming week.

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For the time being, Steve Davis and James Collins will continue to lead the team in training.

And it’s possible the pair could be back in the dugout for the next game with Nottingham Forest.

Davis said after the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea yesterday that he hoped he would stay involved with the first-team rather than the academy.

It seems he will at least get a bit more time to work with the first-team in light of this update on Lopetegui.

A far from ideal situation for Wolves as Lopetegui update drops

This is not the news Wolves fans were hoping for today following yesterday’s 3-0 loss to Chelsea.

Ideally, Wolves would have been able to welcome Lopetegui today or tomorrow, so that he can have a full week with the players ahead of the huge game with Forest.

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But it looks as though there’s a chance he may not even be here in time for that match.

Whatever happens, hopefully Davis and Collins can light a fire beneath all the players this week. It, once again, just wasn’t good enough against Chelsea.

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