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Wolves reportedly eyeing Lopetegui alternative who Klopp has called 'outstanding'
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Wolves reportedly eyeing Lopetegui alternative who Klopp has called 'outstanding'

Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Bruno Lage.

The Molineux side parted company with Lage on Sunday after 15 months at the club.

Wolves sacked Lage after they lost 2-0 to fellow early season strugglers West Ham.

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They have scored only three league goals so far in 2022-23, and sit 18th in the Premier League table.

According to Sky Sports, Wolves have made Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui their top target for the vacant head coach role.

However, he is not the only candidate – it has also been reported that Mainz’s Bo Svensson is in the frame.

The Telegraph claimed stated that both Lopetegui and Svensson have emerged among the club’s ‘top targets’.

The 43-year-old Danish coach is reported to be under ‘serious consideration’.

Wolves target Svensson – factfile

Svensson has caught the eye thanks to his efforts with Mainz.

The Dane took the reins at the MEWA Arena in January 2021 after enjoying seven years at the club.

Svensson steered Mainz away from relegation in his first season before guiding them to an eighth place finish last term.

He also coached Mainz’s youth clubs ahead of a spell at FC Liefering, Red Bull Salzburg’s feeder team.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who also managed and played for Mainz, lauded Svensson last year.

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“We spoke on the phone Thursday,” Klopp told BILD, via the official Bundesliga website.

“I only saw him as a player for a year. As a guy, he was a grenade even then. As a coach, he’s a great, great talent and has done an outstanding job so far.

“And he has a heart for Mainz 05, that’s important. He brings the right mood to the club again. I’m very optimistic that things are going in the right direction with him now.”

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