Bruno Lage was sacked on Sunday by Wolves – and Daniel Podence has now become the first player to comment publicly about the former Molineux boss.
Lage lost his job following the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday night.
The result allowed the Hammers to leapfrog Wanderers in the table, pushing them down into the relegation zone.
It is just six points from the first eight games for Wolves.
The new season has not resulted in a turnaround, and Lage paid the price with his job.
Since his sacking, there have been claims that things had not been particularly good behind the scenes.
The Athletic released an in-depth article earlier this week about life under Lage.
Apparently, he lost the dressing room following the club’s awful finish to 2021/22.
The 46-year-old struggled to engage his players, with some finding his team meetings tedious and counterproductive.
It is also claimed he had multiple fallouts with players.
It has been very interesting to note the lack of well wishes for Lage since his exit.
Not a single player has written any kind of social media post for him, perhaps indicating that things really had turned sour behind the scene.
Today, Sky Sports have released an interview with Podence, who has spoken about Lage. He admits things needed to change.
The £17 million star said: “We needed something new or a different way to do things. Players were not doing so good at the training session, at the matches. Something had to change. If the club realised the boss had to go, we have to accept it.”
Daniel Podence’s comments about Bruno Lage speak volumes
These comments make for interesting reading.
Podence admitting that players weren’t doing well in training and that something had to change perhaps even suggests Wolves should have sacked Lage sooner. Especially following the claims about him losing the dressing room months ago.
It is becoming apparent that there has been disarray behind the scenes for some time.
Hopefully, Wolves will not come to regret not taking their decision sooner, and the new man that comes in will be able to turn things around.