2022-11-25 07:43:00

Julen Lopetegui exclusive interview: 'Let's be honest the situation at Wolves is bad'

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The Telegraph
By Alex Mc Monnies

Julen Lopetegui is no stranger to turmoil. So it is telling that, having surveyed the landscape at Wolves, he is candid as to the size of his Monlineux rebuild. You have to face reality, he says. The situation at Wolves is not good, its bad.

That reality is this: a side facing the very real prospect of relegation from the Premier League for the first time since they were promoted back to the top flight in 2018.

Lopetegui, though, insists all hope is not lost and that the enforced break caused by the World Cup is the ideal time to take on a project this daunting. His coaching team will begin working with his players on Saturday and he is offering the clubs players a clean slate.

There is still a lot of time left, and this break for the World Cup will be good for us because we will be able to work with part of the team, he adds in his first newspaper interview since taking on the job. It will be good for us to get to know each other a bit better and to adapt to new players and them to a new manager who will develop a different footballing idea.

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