Wolverhampton Wanderers interim head coach Steve Davis has refused to rule out a potential managerial arrival for Julen Lopetegui. Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of Wolves’ clash with Brighton, Davis dropped somewhat of a hint which will likely excite supporters.
The Wanderers will be keen to put on a good display for fans after an improvement against Brentford. Yet another goal from Ruben Neves helped Wolves salvage a point - a step in the right direction. Now though, an arguably tougher challenge awaits.
When asked about whether the game against the Seagulls could be his last, Davis said: “Who knows! It’s been a challenge and I’ve tackled it as a coach, not a fan. We’ve tried to change the mentality and get them to fight more. I’ve seen a change in the environment. I speak with Jeff [Shi] daily and I’m sure there will be some news shortly. I’m just focusing on Brighton.”
Lopetegui, who has been heavily linked with a move to Molineux in recent days, is currently unemployed after departing Sevilla on October 5 of this year. The Spaniard has an impressive CV having managed the likes of Porto, Spain and Real Madrid. During his playing days, he was one of few to have featured for both Los Blancos and Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Davis spoke about a potential change of approach against Brighton with striker Diego Costa missing through suspension. “We’ve tweaked things. We’re trying to get some intelligence from players in different areas. There are options, we don’t have a Costa type, but we have to be bright and creative,” he said.
The Wanderers could move out of the Premier League relegation zone with a win. The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, November 5.