Date: 26th May 2021 at 1:35pm
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Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has been speaking on the latest edition of The Molineux View podcast to talk all things related to the midlands club. 

Last week, the Wanderers were hit by the announcement that Nuno Espirito Santo would step down after their game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Is Bruno Lage your first choice?

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After his four-year stint with the Midlands club, Espirito Santo walked away from the club following an underwhelming 13th-placed finish in the Premier .

Reports since his departure have suggested Portuguese manager Bruno Lage is the leading candidate to replace the 47-year-old.

However, speaking on the podcast, Spiers provided his understanding on the matter.

He said: “I’ve seen a few suggestions that Bruno Lage from Benfica is automatically the man and he was given the job a while ago.  

“From what I understand, that’s not the case. I’m sure he’ll be someone that’s on their list. He’s a [Jorge] Mendes client and Mendes has been looking to get him to work since he was sacked – or left, rather – Benfica last year.” 

TIF Thoughts on Wolves’ manager search…

Whoever is to become Espirito Santo’s successor, they certainly have huge boots to fill. In the four years in which the 47-year-old was at the club, he was able to get them promoted to the Premier League and saw his side play in a Europa League quarter-final.

Lage seems to be the favourite to get the job, however, his only experience in the Premier League came as an assistant manager at Swansea City in the same season they were relegated to .

It’s a big claim from Spiers as with Lage seemingly not quite the frontrunner for the vacancy he may have once been, it appears the of the next Wolves boss remains up in the air.

It will certainly make for an interesting summer at Molineux following what was an underwhelming 2020/21 campaign.

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