Another Portuguese manager at Molineux

          Wolves appoint ex-Benfica boss Lage

          2021/06/09 11:30
          Daniel Oliveira

          Wolverhampton have confirmed the appointment of Bruno Lage as their new manager following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.

          The Midlands club have placed their faith in the former Benfica manager after Espirito Santo recently announced his departure after four seasons at Wolves. 

          Lage initially impressed at the helm at Benfica, when he replaced Rui Vitoria in January 2019 and went on to win the Portuguese league in his first season. However, he was relieved of his duties last summer and has since been without a club.

          The 45-year-old Lage is credited with bringing through a raft of young talent at Benfica: the likes of Atletico Madrid star João Félix, João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Helder Costa all brought through under his watchful eye.

          The Portuguese arrives in England having amassed some prior experience of working in the UK - Lage acting as assistant manager to Carlos Carvalhal during the latter's spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City.

          Speaking to the Wolves club website, Lage said: “First of all, I’m very happy. It’s a big opportunity. I’m very happy because I’ve returned to this country, and to be the manager of a big team.

          It’s a team and a club that wants to do history and a chance to compete in the Premier League. So, I’m happy, excited, with a big ambition to do great things for this club …

          “I want to create a good dynamic of group, with my staff, with all the departments of the club. I have tried to link all together to start to build up the new cycle. I think it’s a good opportunity to understand what Nuno [Espírito Santo] did in these four years and my ambition is to continue and to improve what he did.”


          Bruno Lage
          NameBruno Miguel Silva do Nascimento
          Born1976-05-12(45 -yrs-old)
          Job RoleManager


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