The former captain joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal after six years with Wolves. He was the biggest sale under Lopetegui by far.The former captain joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal after six years with Wolves. He was the biggest sale under Lopetegui by far.
The former captain joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal after six years with Wolves. He was the biggest sale under Lopetegui by far. | Getty Images

The 10 key transfer decisions that impacted Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves tenure — gallery

The biggest ins and outs during Julen Lopetegui’s time as Wolves manager.

Julen Lopetegui has officially left his position as manager of Wolves after just nine months in charge of the Premier League outfit. Both parties came to an agreement to part ways after it was reportedly known for some time that the Spaniard wanted to move on.

Lopetegui departs just days before the 2023/24 Premier League season gets underway but the club stated that talks had been “ongoing in recent weeks, held with the utmost respect and cordiality” to allow time for a replacement to be appointed. Ex-Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil is set to replace Lopetegui at the hilt.

While he was at the club for just a short amount of time, the 56-year-old oversaw a number of transfers, including some big money signings and sales. We’ve taken a look at 10 of the biggest headline-grabbing deals during Lopetegui’s tenure, including the club record sale of Rúben Neves.

While he was at the club for just a short amount of time, the 56-year-old oversaw a number of transfers, including some big money signings and sales. We’ve taken a look at 10 of the biggest headline-grabbing deals during Lopetegui’s tenure, including the club record sale of Rúben Neves.

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