Julen Lopetegui is close to becoming the new coach of the English side, Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Basque coach is close to sitting on a bench again after his dismissal from Sevilla FC.
The ‘wolves’ already tried to acquire Lopetegui’s services immediately after he was fired by the Spanish club, but then the response of the Basque coach was negative, claiming to have to solve a personal problem. However, the second attempt by the English club does seem to convince the Basque coach, who would be close to accepting the proposal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers interim head coach Steve Davis has refused to rule out a potential managerial arrival for Julen Lopetegui. Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of Wolves’ clash with Brighton (match week 15 of the Premier League), Davis dropped somewhat of a hint which will likely excite supporters.
Davis said: “Who knows! It’s been a challenge and I’ve tackled it as a coach, not a fan. We’ve tried to change the mentality and get them to fight more. I’ve seen a change in the environment. I speak with Jeff [Shi] daily and I’m sure there will be some news shortly. I’m just focusing on Brighton.”
Wolves have won only two of their past 20 league fixtures, losing 12. They’ve earned four points from five games under caretaker manager Steve Davis. The West Midlands side have failed to score more than once in any of their 13 league matches this season.