Wolverhampton Wanderers could be on the verge of looking for a new manager following rumours that Julen Lopetegui could quit the Molineux club following a poor summer transfer window.
So far this summer, Wolves have seen several key players depart such as Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez, Joao Moutinho, Conor Coady, Nathan Collins, Adama Traore, Diego Costa and more, while only signing four players, with one of these being a backup goalkeeper in Tom King, while Matheus Cunha’s loan move from Atletico Madrid was made permanent for an eyewatering €50m fee.
This is the second summer in a row that Lopetegui has seen key personnel sold, having seen the likes of Diego Carlos and Joules Kounde depart Sevilla last season without adequate replacements - the Spaniard was sacked as manager of the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan club on 5th October following five losses in eight games.
Reports have linked Wolves with a move for Gary O’Neil following the 40-year-old’s excellent work at the Vitality Stadium last season when he lead AFC Bournemouth to a 15th-place finish prior to his shock dismissal.
Lopetegui has a 37% win percentage at Wolves having won 10 of his 27 matches in charge, whereas O’Neil managed to win 11 of 37 matches at Bournemouth, equating to a 29.7% win rate, although it must be stated that the Spaniard did have a stronger squad at his disposal.