Wolves confirm Bruno Lage as new manager

Wolves have appointed Bruno Lage as their new head coach, 这 超级联赛 club have announced.

The former Swansea assistant coach replaces Nuno Espírito Santo, who left Molineux at the end of the season. Wolves targeted Lage, a free agent, following Nuno’s four years in charge.

The 45-year-old initially failed to pass post-Brexit regulations but, at a hearing earlier this month, Wolves won their case and he was given the green light to move to Molineux.

Lage won the Portuguese title with Benfica 在 2019 – also claiming manager of the yearbut he left in 2020 after failing to defend their crown, finishing second behind Porto. A move to Molineux marks a return to English football after Lage spent time as Carlos Carvalhal’s assistant at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea.

Quoted on club’s 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. 所以, 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.”

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