Julen Lopetegui, new coach of the Wolves


Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui will lead English side Wolverhampton, replacing the dismissed Bruno Lage, the Premier League club confirmed on Saturday, explaining that the Basque will take charge of the first team on November 14.

“Julen is a top-tier manager, with excellent experience, and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement to bring him on. From the beginning, Julen has been our number one choice to manage Wolves, and we look forward to welcoming him back.” him and his team when they join us in the coming weeks,” Wolves president Jeff Shi said.

Lopetegui, 56, thus returns to the bench after being dismissed as coach of Sevilla FC, whom he helped win its sixth Europa League, on October 5 after the defeat against Borussia Dortmund (1-4) in the group stage of the Champions League.

Previously, he had managed Porto, the Spanish team and Real Madrid. “Subject to being granted work permits, Lopetegui and his team will take over the Molineux Stadium after the Premier League game against Arsenal, giving him the World Cup period to prepare for his first game in charge of Wolves at the end of December,” the club said.