Wolves finally name new head coach as ex-Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui appointed

Julen Lopetegui
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Wolves have appointed former Real Madrid and Sevilla boss Julen Lopetgui as their new head coach, more than a month after sacking Bruno Lage.

Lopetegui's appointment was announced on Saturday, and the Spaniard will officially take over from Monday 14 November – meaning his first game in charge won't be until after the World Cup; he had previously turned the job down due to his father's ill health. Just like Lage and predecessor Nuno Espirito Santo, the 56-year-old is a client of super-agent Jorge Mendes – a big influence at Molineux.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...