Wolves have appointed former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui as the club’s new manager.

Lopetegui succeeds Bruno Lage, who was sacked on October 2 after winning just one of his last 15 games in charge.

He will start working on November 14 when he officially takes charge of Molineux after Wolves’ last Premier League game before the World Cup against Arsenal.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said: “Julen is a top manager, with great experience at an elite level of the game, and we are very happy to have reached an agreement to bring him to Wolves.

“From the very start, 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.”

We are delighted to announce that Julen Lopetegui will take over as our new head coach on Monday November 14th.

Lopetegui was sacked by Sevilla in early October, two years after guiding the La Liga club to a record sixth Europa League crown in 2020.

Wolves approached Lopetegui last month but the 56-year-old Spaniard rejected the move on personal grounds, forcing the Midlands club to explore alternative targets.

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