Man Utd's opening Premier League opponents 'excited' as they confirm appointment ahead of new season

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Gary O'Neil has signed a three-year contract to become the new Wolves boss.

Wolves have confirmed the appointment of Gary O’Neil as their new manager ahead of opening the Premier League season against Manchester United on Monday night. 

Molineux fans were rocked by the departure of Julen Lopetegui after an “agreement to part ways” on Tuesday after disagreements over the direction of the club. Now, just days before the season starts, Wolves chiefs have turned to O’Neil, who has signed a three-year deal after being sacked by Bournemouth despite guiding them to survival last term.

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The highly-rated 40-year-old's first game in charge will be against United at Old Trafford on Monday night. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Gary to the club,” said Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs. "He’s a highly-motivated young coach with strong principles and very well thought of by everyone he has worked with, and we’re excited to see what we can achieve together at Wolves.

“Our players have shown their quality during pre-season, and I believe Gary and his team will continue to coach and improve them and will have success working with this group. Everyone at Wolves is looking forward to welcoming Gary, offering him their full support and working collaboratively to help the club to keep pushing forward together.”

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