After four years there will be a new face in the dugout for the 2021/22 Premier League season, but Wolves legend Steve Bull admits he does worry for Bruno Lage, who looks set for a tough start to life as a Premier League boss.
Wolves, like the rest of the league, found out their fixture list for the upcoming season and the Midlands club are set for a tough start as they face Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in August.
Will Lage be a success at Wolves?
Lage will be managing for the first time in England and will many players linked with summer exits such as Ruben Neves and Rui Patricio, he will be hoping to bring in a few new faces to ensure his squad are ready for a tough start to the new season.
It wasn’t a very successful season for Wolves last campaign as they finished in the bottom half of the table for the first time since their return to the top flight, and Bull worries that may run into the beginning of next season especially with their difficult fixtures as he exclusively told This is Futbol:
“He’s got a tough job to do and I’m sat here thinking he might get slaughtered in the first month because we’ve got Tottenham, Leicester and Man United as our first three games.”
Once Wolves get past those opening three games they have much more favourable fixtures against the likes of Watford, Brentford and Southampton in September which will be a better test of where they stand under Lage.
Lage liked to operate a 4-4-2 formation during his time at Benfica where he won the Liga Nos title and if he is to emulate that in the Midlands it means an overhaul of what the squad has been used to for the previous four campaigns.