Reported Wolves and Forest target Julen Lopetegui admits agreement with English club

Porto's coach Lopetegui controls a ball during a training session at the Olympic stadium in Kiev

The Basque coach was linked with moves to Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers before landing the Spain job.

Former Porto head coach Julen LopeteguiLopetegui is the new Spain coach

Julen Lopetegui has admitted he had an agreement to take over a club in England, the Express & Star reports.

The Basque coach was unveiled as Vicente Del Bosque's Spain replacement on Thursday, having been strongly linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Black Country club were later sold to Chinese investors Fosun Group, a deal in which Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes is said to have been involved.

Super agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano RonaldoMendes with client Cristiano Ronaldo

According to the Birmingham Mail, Mendes is a close associate of Carlos Butzer, who is understood to be Loptegeui's agent, and as such the former Porto head coach was expected to replace Kenny Jackett at Molineux.

"I had an agreement with an English team but Spain appeared and there was nothing more for me," Lopetegui said as quoted by the Express & Star.

Another Midlands club, Nottingham Forest, were also linked with Lopetegui earlier this summer, after Pedro Pereira was sworn in as director of football at the City Ground.

Porto's coach Lopetegui controls a ball during a training session at the Olympic stadium in KievLopetegui played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona

Pereira spent last season at Fiorentina, but worked for Primeira Liga outfit SC Braga for 13 years previously.

Forest, who at one stage were the only Championship club without a manager, eventually hired Frenchman Philippe Montanier at the end of June.

Picture Supplied by Action Images *** Local Caption *** 2010-08-14T180638Z_01_PR06_RTRIDSP_3_FRANCE-SOCCER.jpgEx-Real Sociedad boss Montanier has taken the reins at Forest

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