Wolverhampton of England announces the appointment of the former Benfica coach to be the successor to the Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo, who left his position at the end of last season.
Wolverhampton announced today, Wednesday, the appointment of Portuguese Bruno Lage as coach of the team, succeeding his compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo, who left his position at the end of last season.
Former Benfica coach Lage expressed his happiness at joining the “Wolves”, and told the club’s official website: “First of all, I am very happy, it is a great opportunity. I am happy to be back in this country to coach one of the big clubs.”
The 45-year-old had previously supervised the training of the Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City clubs.
Lage also won the Portuguese League title with Benfica in his first season (2018-2019), before deciding to leave the Portuguese capital in the following season after he failed to defend his title, to occupy second place behind traditional rivals Porto.
Wolverhampton Wolverhampton finished last season under the management of Nono in 13th place in the Premier League, knowing that it finished seventh in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons after rising from the second level in 2018.