Wolves set to replace Nuno Espirito Santo with Bruno Lage
The Premier League side announced on Friday that Nuno Espírito Santo will leave
after the club’s final game of the season. and they are in serious need to find a capable
Lage guided Benfica to the Primeira title at the first time of asking and has experience
in the Champions League.
The 45-year-old is the current 4/7 favorite to take over at Molineux with Rafa Benitez
next in the betting at 9/2.
Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe can be backed at 8/1 alongside ex-Roma and
Porto manager Paulo Fonseca.
The 47-year-old Portuguese boss is walking away from Molineux by mutual agreement
after four seasons. Plans appear firmly in place for his successor with ex-Benfica boss
Lage surging ahead of the pile. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter:
“Wolves have contacted former Benfica manager Bruno Lage as ‘main option’ to replace
Nuno Espirito Santo who’s leaving the club. Talks ongoing.
“Sergio Conçeiçao was also in the list with 3 options but Bruno Lage is the favorite as
of today. Final decision soon.”
Lage, 45, won 51 of his 76 games in charge at the Portuguese side before leaving the club
in the summer of 2020.
He helped guide the club to the league title in the 2018-19 campaign after taking over
as interim boss halfway through the season.
Before that, he was assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at both Sheffield Wednesday and
Swansea. Conçeiçao, 46, is currently at Benfica’s fierce rivals Porto having been in
charge since 2017.