Bruno Lage has laughed off rumours there has recently been a bust-up at Wolves.
Following the awful performance against Brighton, there was some talk on social media about things not being quite right behind the scenes.
It was arguably Wanderers’ worst showing all season, with fans leaving in their droves as the game petered out.
There had been suggestions that there had been a bust-up behind the scenes.
Journalist Tim Spiers recently denied this was the case, saying on an Express & Star podcast: “It’s pretty tight bunch. Have there been disagreements? I’d say yes there have been. Have there been bust-ups? I’d say no. Is there mutiny? I would say no.”
And now, Lage has given his reaction to the rumours.
He was unable to respond given his absence from press conferences due to getting Covid. Although Tony Roberts did pour cold water on them.
Lage said (Express & Star): “Me and the boys laugh about that – I don’t have any problems with anyone.
“The first two thirds of the season there’s no problem, when you lose the rumours and the problems happen.
“If you go to church for rumours for Man City you will not find them. If you go to church for rumours for Man United you will find one rumour every day.
“This is football, it’s about winning and losing.
“I don’t have any problems here. I’m saying good things about these players and the people in the building since the first day.
“If we have (a problem) we talk face to face and finish it.
“Nothing happened, but if something did happen it’s something that is finished with a good talk.
“But I can promise you nothing happened with the players.”
Wolves dressing room in a good place as Bruno Lage responds to bust-up rumours
There has probably been a few disagreements on the training ground recently.
But those are surely common at all football clubs, given what is at stake.
Football is a high pressure environment and so, it would be strange if there were never any conflicts.
It is good to hear Lage finally speaking about those recent rumours though.
It’s not like he would admit it if there had been a bust-up. But it really doesn’t seem that that’s the case.