Corinthians have reportedly declined the chance to appoint Bruno Lage as their new manager because of wage demands.
The former Wolves head coach was tipped as a potential replacement for Vitor Pereira.
Supposedly, the Brazilian club were considering Lage and also former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho.
But it seems Lage is now off the table, with journalist Jorge Nicola reporting via his YouTube channel that the club have been put off by his wage demands.
Apparently, Lage wanted around £98,000-a-week to take the job.
Reports from Brazil had indicated that the agent Kia Joorabchian had offered Lage to Corinthians.
It looks as though he will need to wait a little longer before getting back into management. And perhaps lower is demands, too.
Lage has been out of work since the start of October, with Wolves sacking him after the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.
Wolves officials acted decisively, with fans furious after that defeat in London.
He left after overseeing just one win in the Premier League this season.
Bruno Lage’s stock is perhaps not as high as he thinks, if Corinthians wage claim is true
So Corinthians have apparently declined to appoint Lage due to his high wage demands.
Lage did a decent job at times for Wolves, but things were very poor under his stewardship for the final few months of his tenure.
He should have done a lot better, especially after being backed heavily in the summer transfer window.
Perhaps this comes from Lage being one of the lowest-paid managers in the Premier League last season and he’s keen to earn big after spending time in the English top-flight.
But Corinthians clearly don’t feel he is worth £98,000-a-week, and he might need to drop those demands if he is to get back into management.