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Wolves next manager latest: Portuguese journalist claims Wanderers have pre-agreement with Julen Lopetegui

Wolves have reached a pre-agreement with Julen Lopetegui for him to become the next manager at Molineux.

That is according to Portuguese journalist Pedro Almeida this afternoon.

Lopetegui remains the head coach of Sevilla.

And he will take charge of the Spanish outfit tomorrow night in their Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.

But it is expected he will depart after that game.

And now it appears he could be heading straight for Molineux.

Many names have already been linked with the job since Bruno Lage was sacked on Sunday afternoon.

Lopetegui’s name has been in the mix since the very start, and it does appear he is one of, if not the top choice for Wanderers.

Lopetegui was actually on Wolves’ radar years ago, but Fosun appointed Nuno Espirito Santo.

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It is looking very much as though the 56-year-old will now finally take the job.

Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly poised to take over from the Spaniard, who has been in the role for four years.

He has overseen a poor start this term but on the whole Lopetegui has had a successful spell at Sevilla.

He has regularly delivered Champions League football, and also won the Europa League in 2020.

An encouraging claim as Wolves reportedly reach agreement with Julen Lopetegui

So it looks as though Lopetegui might be the man who’ll replace Lage.

His name has been heavily linked so far, and it does appear that his time at Sevilla is about to end.

If Lopetegui does indeed come in at Molineux, then it’s a strong appointment.

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He may not have won any league titles like Pedro Martins or Ruben Amorim. But Lopetegui has done a tremendous job at Sevilla on the whole. And he did deliver the Europa League.

He has pedigree, and seemingly he could be someone that unites a struggling dressing room.

Wolves need someone that is strong tactically and someone that is going to be liked by the players and command their respect. And Lopetegui might just fit the bill.