Scott Sellars: Technical director reportedly sacked by Wolves


Scott Sellars: Technical director reportedly sacked by Wolves


Wolves technical director Scott Sellars reportedly sacked

Wolves technical director Scott Sellars has reportedly been sacked pending an official announcement, according to sources within the West Midlands club.

The former Blackburn and Newcastle winger joined Wolves in 2014, first as an under-23s coach before being promoted to head of academy player development in 2018, then head of academy in 2019, and most recently technical director in June last year.

Sellars, who was instrumental in the signing of Sasa Kalajdzic, Boubacar Traore, and Nathan Collins last summer, lost the support of the fans following the 4-0 mauling by Leicester at home last month.

The home fans were heard chanting “Scott Sellars, get out of our club”, “We want Sellars out” and “Sellars, make a sub”.

Sellars’ reported sacking comes after former Sevilla and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui was announced as the club’s new manager following lengthy talks, with QPR’s Mick Beale also turning down their approaches.

Wolves had previously announced that caretaker coach Steve Davis will remain in charge of the first team until 2023, following Bruno Lage’s dismissal in October.

Lopetegui arrived at Molineux with his son Daniel Lopetegui, who was named performance analyst, and former Eibar sporting director Fran Garagarza, who became the club’s technical adviser.

The Spaniard said his son and Garagarza will assist in scouting players for the club.

He said: “Daniel Lopetegui, my son, and Fran Garagarza will help the scouting area to have the best information to sign players and sign the future players for the academy and for the seniors going forward.”

It remains to be seen if the experienced Garagarza will take over from the void left by Scott Sellars or if another replacement will be named.

Wolves return to action after the World Cup break on December 20 when they host Gillingham in the League Cup.