Julen Lopetegui

 Passionate Leader or Touchline Tempest?

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As we all know by now, West Ham United are reportedly close to appointing Julen Lopetegui as their new manager, with the Spaniard set to return to the Premier League after a previous spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Lopetegui inherits a team in need of a major overhaul following David Moyes‘ departure. He’ll reportedly be tasked with achieving a minimum eighth-place finish while overseeing a significant squad rebuild.

The 57-year-old is known for his deep passion for football, a trait that undoubtedly appeals to West Ham. However, there are concerns regarding his on-field conduct.

Journalist John Percy from The Daily Telegraph sheds light on Lopetegui’s sideline behaviour, describing him as a “serial touchline prowler” whose staff “irritated many opposing benches” during his time at Wolves.

Well, I for one think it’s great ! Despite the potential drawbacks to Lopetegui’s fiery demeanour,  it could be a welcome change from the perceived lack of enthusiasm under Moyes.

West Ham fans could be in for a season filled with passion and, perhaps, a touch of controversy on the touchline. Only time will tell if Lopetegui’s leadership translates into on-field success for the Hammers.

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  • Nick says:

    Be careful what you wish for. Just ask wolves fans or look at his stats and the results wolves had under him. A lot of games lost by massive goal margins. Then there is also the fact he alienates players such as MGW and Rayan Ait Nouri.

    • Bod says:

      MGW was sold before Lop came in 😂

    • James says:

      Nick are you trolling here? Wolves were near the bottom when he took over, and they ended up closer to mid-table before leaving due to a disagreement with the board.

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