Bruno Lage’s time at Wolves so far has been fairly decent.

The 45-year-old came in to replace someone who did brilliant things for the club.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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It was a tricky start, with three 1-0 defeats to kick off with.

But in those defeats, there were plenty of positives signs. Wolves were creating a significant number of chances, and the football was great to watch.

We haven’t really seen that kind of football over the past weeks, with a more conservative approach strangely yielding positive results. That, and a bit of luck here and there too.

One thing many people expected to see with Lage coming in, was a change in formation.

Lage deployed a 4-4-2 system at Benfica, which resulted in lots of goals and really nice football. And a league title for that matter.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

So far at Molineux, Lage has stuck with the 3-4-3/3-5-2 system Nuno Espirito Santo (mostly) swore by, and he has now told Sky Sports why he hasn’t changed the system.

 

He said: “People maybe thought we were coming here to play 4-4-2 like we did at Benfica.

“But, at the moment, I don’t want to change too many things at the same time. I think more important than the system is the offensive dynamic that we are trying to create.”

Bruno Lage 4-4-2 will come eventually

Lage switching to a 4-4-2 system will surely come eventually at Molineux.

He had such success with it at Benfica, it would be a real surprise if he did not try to implement it at Wolves eventually.

Right now, it seems the new manager is trying to work with what he has.

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Hwang and Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He was not well backed in the summer. He may feel as though he needs those three centre-halves in there to shore things up.

Once he has had a couple of transfer windows, we might see a Wolves team that is more in Lage’s identity.

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