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Wolves confirm Gary O’Neil as their new manager

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed they have appointed Gary O’Neil as their new manager. 

The 40-year-old has reportedly signed a three-year contract to replace Julen Lopetegui. 

O’Neil earned plaudits for his impressive work at Bournemouth last season, where he guided them to Premier League safety with a 15th-place finish. 

However, club owner Bill Foley sacked the former Middlesborough midfielder. 

Foley later explained that O’Neil was sacked to give the club a new identity. 

He has now returned to management with Wolves who are set to begin their seventh consecutive season in the top-flight. 

The Midlands club have parted company with Lopetegui, who was reportedly unhappy with their financial situation. 

Lopetegui arrived at Molineux when they were mired in a relegation battle. But he inspired a massive upturn in form, ultimately securing 13th place in the table.

The Spaniard was unsatisfied with the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer. 

Besides making loan deals for Matheus Cunha and Boubacar Traore permanent, they have only signed Matt Doherty and Tom King this summer.

The 2023 transfer window has seen them lose Raul Jimenez, Ruben Neves, Conor Coady, Nathan Collins and Ryan Giles. 

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