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Wolves captain Neves excited with Lopetegui reunion

Wolves captain Ruben Neves has welcomed the appointment of new manager Julen Lopetegui.

Neves' long-term future at Wolves is open to debate. But right now, he is essential.

Not only has he scored in the last two games, Neves is the dressing-room leader and is one player who has the composure caretaker boss Steve Davis felt too often was missing from his team. Crucially, he knows Lopetegui. He was the coach who gave Neves his debut for FC Porto as a 17-year-old in 2014.

"He is special because he gave me my professional debut," Neves told BBC Sport.

"At that time in Portugal nobody does that. He's a special person for me. Because of him I started to play professional football at Porto. I'm 100% sure he is a great coach."



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