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Wolves line up landmark hire after Julen Lopetegui green light

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui wants to bring in his own recruitment team before the January window, Sources told Football Insider.

Premier League clubs are overhauling their setup following the appointment of the Spaniard as they try to escape relegation.

football insider Exclusively revealed on Friday night (November 18) Wolves have sacked technical director Scott Silas, who is now in talks with the club over a return.

Lopetegui He is believed to be pushing for Wolves to appoint a technical director who he knows and can work closely with heading into what could be a crucial January window.

The 56-year-old striker, who has coached Real Madrid and Sevilla as well as the Spanish national team, was named Bernorah’s successor at Wolves earlier this month.

His first game in charge will be against Gillingham in the League Cup round of 16 at Molineux.

But Lopetegui will have the chance to get acquainted with his players, or at least those not at the World Cup, in the three friendlies in Marbella during the mid-season break.

Wolves are bottom of the Premier League with just 10 points after 15 games.

The club spent over £120m in the summer, with a net negative figure of almost £77m.

But their signings have so far failed to have the desired impact.

In other news, Gabby Agbonlahor backed Wolves’ signing of Daniel Podence’s replacement after confirming the move.

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