Wolves are on the verge of appointing former Benfica boss and No 1 choice Bruno Lage as the club’s new manager… replacing Nuno Espirito Santo who resigned last month
- Nuno Espirito Santo left Wolves after four years via ‘mutual consent’ last month
- The club look to have found their replacement in ex-Benfica boss Bruno Lage
- Lage has a work permit hearing today which is not expected to be a problem
- He was an assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday
Bruno Lage is set to be appointed as the new Wolves manager to replace Nuno Espirito Santo.
The former Benfica coach, who has been out of work since last summer, is close to being confirmed and is likely to be in place in time for pre-season in July.
Lage has been recommended by super-agent Jorge Mendes – who had Cristiano Ronaldo amongst his clients – whose Gestifute agency has close links with the board at Molineux.
Bruno Lage is set to be appointed as the new Wolves manager in the coming weeks
The 45-year-old does have a work permit hearing today but that is not expected to be an obstacle in a deal being completed.
Nuno left the club last month by ‘mutual consent’ after four years where he achieved promotion to the Premier League and qualification for Europa League football.
His Wolves side reached the quarter-finals of last year’s competition before losing out to eventual winners Sevilla.
Nuno is now the favourite to take over at Everton, while he has also been linked with the top job at Tottenham.
Lage will replace Nuno Espirito Santo, who left the club after four years via ‘mutual consent’
Lage, meanwhile was at Benfica for 18 months and was previously an assistant manager to Carlos Carvalhal at both Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City.
Before that, he worked in the youth system at Benfica from 2004-2012.
Lage, 45, was at Benfica for 18 months, from January 2019-June 2020, and has since been out of work
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