Wolves could announce Julen Lopetegui as their new manager next week, according to Portuguese journalist Pedro Almeida.
The 56-year-old takes charge of Sevilla tonight for the last time, against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Lopetegui have had a difficult start to the 2022/23 season, with Sevilla having played just one of their nine games in all competitions so far.
But he lost key players like Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde this summer.
Prior to this term, Lopetegui had done a very good job in the Spanish squad, helping to guide the club to three top-four finishes.
He seems to have reached the end of his cycle, and it has been widely reported that his exit will be announced after the game against Dortmund.
Sevilla officials wanted to sack Lopetegui but decided against making that call until tonight’s big game.
Jorge Sampaoli is waiting behind the scenes to succeed him and will be in Seville tomorrow.
According to journalist Almeida, “it is possible that the Spanish coach will be announced at Wolverhampton at the beginning of next week”.
This weekend, Steve Davis and James Collins will take on the first team against Chelsea in the Premier League.
The U18 and U21 coaches worked with the players in training this week.
Ideally, Lopetegui will benefit from a full week of training at Wolves before the game with Nottingham Forest
The wolves must of course take their time to ensure the right meeting.
But it would be ideal if they could bring in the next man early next week, so he has plenty of time to work with his new players ahead of the game with Nottingham Forest.
Lopetegui is apparently quite a popular choice with many Wolves fans on social media.
Hopefully it will be him who will replace Lage.
His overall excellent job at Sevilla makes him a very good candidate, despite his struggles this season.