Wolves have identified Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui as their preferred candidate to replace Bruno Lage, according to reports.
Lage was sacked following a 2-0 Premier League loss to West Ham on Saturday – the latest poor result in a disappointing start to the season.
Wolves are currently 18th in the table with only one table win after eight games.
The 56-year-old spent just over a year in charge of the club, having replaced Tottenham-bound Nuno Espirito Santo in the summer of 2021.
Preserving the club’s first-flight status will be Wolves’ priority after dropping in weight since returning in 2018.
Seventh consecutive places were followed by 13th and 10th places.
Several reports claim that Sevilla boss Lopetegui is the preferred candidate to succeed Molineux.
Lopetegui is under pressure at the Spanish club with his side sitting just one point above the relegation zone in La Liga.
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It has been suggested he could leave after Sevilla’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.
It’s not the first time the Spaniard – former Spain national team manager and briefly Real Madrid head coach – has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
He was one of several names linked with the Tottenham job after Jose Mourinho was sacked.
Sevilla president Jose Castro has claimed Lopetegui rejected a ‘stunning’ offer from Spurs.
Coincidentally, former Wolves boss Nuno was the man who got the job, only to be sacked a few months later.