Wolves name former Benfica boss Bruno Lage as new boss

LONDON: Wolves announced the appointment of former Benfica boss Bruno Lage on Wednesday (Photo) as the new manager of the Premier League club replacing Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Portuguese led Benfica to the Primeira Liga title in his first management season in 2019, but left the club the following year after failing to defend the crown.

“First of all, I’m very happy,” Lage said on the club’s website. “It’s a great opportunity. I am very happy because I came back to this country and to be the manager of a great team.

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

The 45-year-old has previously worked in Britain in coaching roles with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City under Carlos Carvalhal.

“I was here (in Britain) for three years, so I know Wolves, but now the best thing to do – the next thing to do – is get to know everyone better,” Lage said.

Nuno, who left at the end of the season, secured a successive seventh places in the Premier League after being promoted to the Championship in 2018, but Wolves were only able to manage 13th place in the 2020/21 campaign. – AFP

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