Wolverhampton Wanderers are preparing to hold talks with Julen Lopetegui for the vacant managerial role, according to The Athletic.
Wolves are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Bruno Lage following a dismal start to the season.
The Portuguese was relieved of his duties after leading the team to just one win in eight Premier League games this season.
Lopetegui has emerged as one of the top candidates for the position following his recent sacking by Sevilla.
The Andalusian outfit fired the Spanish manager following the 4-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last night, which extended the club’s woeful run this season.
Wolves are now planning to move forward in their pursuit of Lopetegui, who is represented by super agent Jorge Mendes.
Wolves have a great relationship with Mendes, as half of their players are under his wing.
Lopetegui was heavily linked with a move to Molineux in 2016 before joining Real Madrid.
Despite his struggles this term, the Spaniard did an incredible job overall during his three-year stint with the Andalusian club.
He turned Sevilla into regular Champions League contenders, securing a top-four finish in three consecutive seasons and the Europa League title in 2020.
The former Porto boss was also responsible for the development of talented stars such as Lucas Ocampos, Jules Kounde and Diego Carlos.
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