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Breaking: Villanova Already Has Jay Wright Replacement Picked

Jay Wright yelling to his players.

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT - MARCH 21: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts in the second half against the Saint Mary's Gaels during the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at XL Center on March 21, 2019 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jay Wright's time at Villanova has finally come to an end. On Wednesday night, the basketball world was stunned to hear that Wright is retiring at just 60 years old.

Wright had an incredible run with the Wildcats, winning two national championships and making several Final Four appearances.

Of course, Wright's retirement leaves Villanova with a massive hole to fill at head coach. The good news, however, is the university already has a succession plan in place.

According to

Fordham University coach Kyle Neptune is expected to be the choice to succeed two-time NCAA champion Jay Wright as the new head coach of Villanova, sources tell @TheAthletic@Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 20, 2022

">Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Fordham head coach Kyle Neptune is expected to be Wright's successor at Villanova. Neptune, 37, was an assistant coach at Villanova from 2013-2021 before being named the head coach of Fordham's basketball team. Now, he'll have a chance to lead one of the best programs in the country.

During his one season at Fordham, Neptune led the Rams to a 16-16 record.

With more talent and resources around him at Villanova, the hope is that Neptune can become one of the top coaches in college basketball.