Bruno Lage has suggested he will finally change system at Wolves.
The manager came in last summer and many people expected him to change the formation to a 4-4-2.
That was the formation that helped him win a league title at former club Benfica.
But Lage decided to stick with the formation the players had become used to under Nuno Espirito Santo, using three centre-halves with wing-backs.
And doing that has largely paid of for Lage so far this season.
He’s turned Wolves into one of the best defensive teams in Europe. And the club sit eighth place in the Premier League table, and already have one point more than last season’s tally.
Despite the success he’s had so far, Lage has suggested he will be changing things up in the future.
He told the Birmingham Mail: “Yes. The formation is important, but what’s more important is the style you want to play because sometimes, when you look at the centre-backs, you can see (Romain) Saiss as a left-back, Rayan (Ait-Nouri) as a winger and Hwang (Hee-chan) inside.”
It would be fascinating to see Lage setting up with a back four.
We saw Wolves do it a few times last season as Nuno tried to shake things up.
But the players didn’t seem all that comfortable, and the former manager eventually went back to what he knew.
Lage has experience of playing with that system at Benfica, so it’s exciting to think about Wolves setting up like that and hopefully scoring more goals.
Many Wolves fans would love to see a formation change under Lage
These comments will probably go down well with quite a few Wolves supporters.
Many people have appreciated what Lage has done so far this season.
He has undoubtedly exceeded expectations to far.
But one of the biggest frustrations about Wolves this season has been that lack of a cutting edge. The club should have scored far more goals.
And sometimes in games, there can be a tendency to sit back and soak up pressure.
Perhaps playing with only two centre-backs would encourage a more attacking and adventurous style.