Wolves confirm Bruno Lage as new manager

Bruno Lage has previous experience of working in the UK with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City – spent yesterday touring Compton Park and Molineux, as he got to grips with his fresh surroundings.

Wolves confirm Bruno Lage as new manager
Brun Lage

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed Bruno Lage as their new manager and according to him, he has a "big ambition" for better things.

The Portuguese will replace Nuno Espirito Santo at the Molineux for the 2021/22 Premier League season.

The Portuguese joins having most recently spent 18 months at the helm of Benfica and led them to lift the Primeira Liga title in his first season in charge.

“First of all, I’m very happy,” he said during his first interview with the club.

“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.”

Bruno Lage, Wolves new manager

Bruno has big boots to fill following his compatriot, Nuno’s hard work to get Wolves on the map of World football. The  45-year old has assured to improve on the solid work laid by the former through building up a new cycle.

“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.

“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 [Espirito Santo] did in these four years and my ambition is to continue and to improve what he did.”

Nuno left the Molineux four years after originally taking charge of Wolves, having restored the side's Premier League status and leading them to a Europa League quarter-final in 2020.