Wolverhampton, where Hwang Hee-chan (27) is playing, parted ways with the head coach right before the opening of the English Premier League (EPL).
On the 9th (Korean time), Wolverhampton officially announced on the club website that “9 months of companionship ended as we agreed to part ways with (Hulen) Lopetegui.”
The club explained the reason for the breakup, saying, “Lopetegui led the team to league stability after joining Wolverhampton in November last year, but acknowledged differences of opinion on certain issues and agreed that terminating the contract was the best solution for all parties.” revealed
Wolverhampton immediately embarked on the search for a successor.
With the start of the second half of last season, coach Lopetegi, who took charge of Wolverhampton, succeeded in correcting the messy team.
Wolverhampton, who once fell to the relegation zone, succeeded in rebounding after the appointment of manager Lopetegi, and leaped to mid-table. That’s how last season ended in 13th place (41 points) and remained in the EPL.
However, Wolverhampton, which is experiencing financial difficulties, is in a messy situation as key powers leave the team ahead of the new season. Local media believe that the discord between the club and coach Lopetegi began at this point.
He said that he had to prepare for the new season through power reinforcement, but rather felt deep frustration as only power leakage progressed.
In the end, Lopetegui, who was disappointed with the club, left the team abruptly ahead of the opening weekend.안전놀이터
“I wish the best of luck to Wolves and to all members of the club,” he said. “It was an honor to enjoy this adventure with everyone. Thank you for the support and help at every moment. Coaching and players who always gave their best to achieve their goals. I would like to express my gratitude to the staff and fans.”
The British BBC predicted that “former Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neill is a strong successor.”