Right before the opening… Wolverhampton with ‘Bull’, coach Lopetegui parting ways
- on Aug 09, 2023
Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan’s team, English Premier League (EPL) Wolverhampton, broke up with the manager. This is what happened right before the 2023-2024 season, which opens on the 12th.
Wolverhampton said on the club’s website on the 9th, “We have decided to terminate the contract with coach Hulen Lopetegui by mutual agreement.” The club explained, “We concluded that terminating the contract due to a difference of opinion with the manager was the best solution for each other.”
Spanish coach Lopetegui was inaugurated as Wolverhampton’s coach in November last year and put down the baton in just nine months. Before Lopetegi was appointed, Wolverhampton stayed in 19th place in the relegation zone with 2 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses, but then rebounded and finished the season with 11 wins, 8 draws and 19 losses (13th place). Wolverhampton is ahead of the EPL opening match of the 2023-2024 season with Manchester United on the 15th. Reuters reported, “Neither the club nor coach Lopetegi revealed the reason for the breakup, but it is known that coach Lopetegi was dissatisfied with the club’s stingy investment.” The British BBC observed that “former Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neill is a strong successor.”안전놀이터
Meanwhile, Hwang Hee-chan, who was often absent due to a thigh injury last season, warmed up ahead of the start of the new season by scoring in the last pre-season match against Stade Rennes (France) on the 5th. Attention is focusing on how he will perform in the new season under his new mentor.