Journalist Fabrizio Romano has offered insight into who is going to be the next manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves are currently on the lookout for someone new in their dugout following the shock departure of Nuno Espirito Santo at the weekend after four years in charge at Molineux. Over the past few years, Wolves have built their foundations off the back of plenty of Portuguese personnel through agent Jorge Mendes, and it looks as if they could be about to continue that trend when it comes to their new boss.
Speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano revealed that the club appeared to be very deep into the process of appointing former Benfica manager Bruno Lage to take over from Nuno at Molineux:
“Bruno Lage is really the frontrunner, he’s the big favourite to be the new manager of Wolverhampton.
“An agreement is really close, he’s Portuguese. They are working on the agreement, but he’s the main candidate and he is set to join Wolves.”
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Is Bruno Lage your first choice?
Romano’s comments suggest it is just a matter of time before Lage is appointed, so there appears to be a significant development in the offing at Wolves.
Lage does have some experience when it comes to English football, as before taking on the role at Benfica B, he was the assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at both Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday, and this is probably the perfect move for Wolves to make.
He comes in with a winning pedigree following his spell at Benfica, knows the English leagues so it won’t be too big of a shock to the system for him, and given the heavy Portuguese presence around the club, he will essentially be picking up from where Nuno left off, and just making a few minor tweaks along the way.
Although, after back-to-back 7th-placed finishes, he’s certainly got some very high standards to live up to if he does indeed end up taking the position and aiming to take Wolves back there after a disappointing campaign.
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