Wolves have appointed Bruno Lage as head coach after Nuno Espirito Santo left the membership by “mutual settlement” final month.
Lage, who took cost of Benfica in January 2019 and led a outstanding turnaround because the membership gained the Primeira Liga title, returns to administration after an 11-month absence following a swift downturn in outcomes and his subsequent sacking in June 2020.
The 45-year-old is represented by Jorge Mendes, whose Gestifute company’s shut affiliation to Wolves is by now well-known.
Nuno left the membership this summer season after a disappointing marketing campaign and has held talks with Everton and Crystal Palace.
“Initially, I’m very glad. It’s an enormous alternative,” Lage stated upon affirmation of his appointment. “I’m very glad as a result of I’ve returned to this nation, and to be the supervisor of an enormous staff.
“It’s a staff and a membership that wishes to do historical past and an opportunity to compete within the Premier League. So, I’m glad, excited, with an enormous ambition to do nice issues for this membership.”
Lage has expertise in English soccer after spells as an assistant coach with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea and hopes to make use of it to his benefit in his new position.
“I used to be right here [in the UK] for 3 years, so I do know Wolves, however now, one of the best factor to do – the following factor to do – is to know everybody higher,” he added.
“That features the membership, the followers, and likewise to attempt to create a plan, simply not for the following sport or the following coaching, however for the longer term.
“That’s why for me, it’s essential to create that dynamic of teamwork right here on this constructing; to attempt to realise what we’re doing sooner or later.”