Wolverhampton have appointed former Sevilla boss Lopetegui as manager

Wolverhampton have appointed former Sevilla boss Lopetegui as manager

WOLVERHAMPTON, England – Premier League club Wolverhampton have appointed Julian Lopetegui as manager on Saturday.

Lopetegui was sacked by Sevilla a month ago after three years with the Spanish club, during which he led them to the Europa League title in 2020.

Lopetegui, 56, will take over on November 14, after the team’s final game before the World Cup break.

“Julian is a top coach, with great experience at the top level of the game, and we are very pleased to have agreed a deal to bring him in,” club chairman Jeff Shea said.

Steve Davis will remain in interim charge. The club’s under-18 coach took over the interim first-team job following the sacking of Bruno Legge at the start of October.

Wolverhampton host Brighton on Saturday and are just one point above last-placed Nottingham Forest.

“From the start, Julian has been our number one choice to manage Wolves, and we look forward to welcoming him and his team as they join us in the coming weeks,” Shay said. Shi said.

Spain’s first game will be at Everton on December 26.

Lopetegui has attracted global headlines after he was sacked as coach of the Spanish national team days before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia without informing the Spanish Football Federation in advance. Worked with Real Madrid.

Lopetegui lasted just a few months at Real Madrid, who sacked him in late October 2018 after a 5-1 loss to rivals Barcelona. He then joined Sevilla in 2019.

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