BREAKING: Wolves Appoint Ex Real Madrid Coach, Julen Lopetegui As New Manager

BREAKING: Wolves Appoint Ex Real Madrid Coach, Julen Lopetegui As New Manager

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By Amaechi Agbo

English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced former Spain national team and Real Madrid coach, Julen Lopetegui as new manager.

The club in a statement on Saturday said the former Sevilla coach will take over the reigns of the managerial position at the club on 14 November

“We are delighted to announce Julen Lopetegui will take charge as our new head coach on Monday 14th November,” Wolves announced on Saturday morning

The vastly experienced Spaniard, who has worked in coaching and management for nearly 20 years, will begin his first Premier League role on Monday 14th November when he officially takes charge of the men’s first-team squad.

The 56-year-old has been employed in some of Europe’s most prestigious roles in recent years, notably Porto, the Spanish national team, Real Madrid and Sevilla, who he led for the past three seasons.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said: “Julen is a top coach, with excellent experience at an elite level of the game, and we are very pleased to have agreed a deal to bring him to Wolves.

“Since the very beginning, Julen has been our number one choice to manage Wolves, and we look forward to welcoming him and his team when they join us in the coming weeks.”

Subject to being granted work permits, Lopetegui and his team will take over at Molineux following the club’s Premier League fixture against Arsenal, giving him the World Cup period to prepare for his first game in charge of Wolves in late December.

The club did not however disclose the terms and duration of the contract.

Wolves are currently 19th of the EPL log and will face inform Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday evening clash.

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