Former Wolverhampton Wanderers player Steve Bull has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui being appointed as the new permanent manager at Molineux.
Speaking to Transfer Tavern, Bull had this to say on whether he thinks the Midlands club could attempt to appoint Lopetegui as their next permanent manager following Nuno Espirito Santo’s recent departure.
He said: “I think so, I think so. There’ll be names bandied left, right and centre. If [Jose] Mourinho was free, you would have dropped him in the hat as well. But, you know, it’s just a lottery at the moment.
“I’m like all the other Wolves fans, waiting with bated breath to see what’s happened or what’s going to happen in the future.”
Throughout his managerial career, Lopetegui has had spells with Porto, Real Madrid and the Spanish national team.
Back in 2016, Lopetegui revealed that Wolves had tried to appoint him as their manager before Espirito Santo came along.
Since arriving at Sevilla back in July 2019, the 54-year-old has taken charge of 108 matches across all competitions in which they have won 65, drawn 22 and lost 21 along the way – a record which includes last year’s successful Europa League campaign (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Steve Bull’s comments on Wolves’ potential interest in Lopetegui…
Taking into account Lopetegui’s impressive win record with Sevilla, it’s understandable why Wolves may look at approaching the Spaniard in an effort to get him to become their new manager.
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However, given how well he’s done at Sevilla so far and the fact that he has a contract there until June 2024, it feels, in our view, that the La Liga club would be reluctant to allow their manager to leave the club anytime soon, which may then force Wolves to consider other options for the position.