was sacked with Sevilla in 17th position in LaLiga after a 4-1 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, making him the perfect candidate for the

Wolverhampton Wanderers


However, the Spaniard turned the job down as the club turned its attention to Queens Park Rangers' Michael Beale and other candidates. However, according to


, the Wolves have returned for their first-choice target as Lupetegui is believed to have responded positively to the Premier League club's new offer.

Earlier reports suggest that Lopetegui's father is unwell and he has chosen to remain in Spain rather than moving to England. Wolves also wanted to appoint Lopetegui in 2016 but he decided to accept the Spanish federation's offer and became Spain's manager. The Spaniard was appointed as


's manager in 2019 after he departed from Real Madrid and won the Europe League with Sevilla in his first season, however, failed to impress in the new season.



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