Wolves appoint former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui as manager

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have appointed Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

Former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla coach Lopetegui replaces caretaker manager Steve Davis, who was put in charge of the team following Bruno Lage’s dismissal last month.

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Lopetegui will take up the role after the club’s league fixture against Arsenal on Nov. 12 and take charge of his first match after the World Cup.

“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,” Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said in a statement.

“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.”

Lopetegui led Sevilla to a Europa League title in the 2019-20 season but was sacked by the club in October after a poor run in which he oversaw just one win in 10 matches.

Wolves, 19th in the league standings with 10 points from 13 games, host Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

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