Wolverhampton Wolves’ official website has confirmed that Bruno Lage, a 45-year-old Portuguese specialist, has become the team’s new head coach. So, in today’s coaches’ transfer news, Bruno Lage is the new Wolves coach.
The 45-year-old has agreed a three-year-deal with the club. However, he is first flying home to Portugal before starting pre-season training at Compton Park, at the beginning of July.
So, amongst other breaking football news around coaches’ transfers, Lage will lead Wolves next season onward in the Premier League.
While Wolves did look at other prospective candidates including Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, Lage was their eventual coaching choice.
He’s just a better fit for a squad which had nine Portuguese players make appearances in the EPL this season.
Lastly, he also benefitted from the recommendation of his agent Jorge Mendes, who has close ties with the club.
Coaches’ Transfer News – Bruno Lage Is the New Wolves Coach
Lage has only previously been head coach at Benfica, whom he led to the league title in his first season.
Prior to that, he worked as an assistant at Swansea and Sheffield United.
“I’m happy, excited, with a big ambition to do great things for this club,” he said about his new appointment.
“I’ll be trying to know everyone, to see what the club has to offer, and my first idea is to try to link everyone together,” he added.
“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.”
Lage takes over the Wolves’ leadership role from his Portuguese compatriot Nuno Espírito Santo.
“My ambition is to continue and to improve what (Nuno) did,” Lage stated.
Wolves finished 13th in last season’s EPL, which could be why even a genius tactician like Santo faced the sack.
The EPL club struggled to find the back of the net this season, after they secured just 12 wins.
They scored only 36 goals, the fifth lowest tally among all Premier League clubs in the 2020-21 season.