Don Goodman's instant reaction after Lage is confirmed as new Wolves manager
Bruno Lage is Appointed as New Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Don Goodman's instant reaction after Lage is confirmed as new Wolves manager

Wolves have confirmed that Bruno Lage is Nuno Espirito Santo’s successor.

Lage will take over in the Molineux dugout, as has been expected almost as soon as Nuno’s departure was confirmed.

Former Wolves striker was on Sky Sports News shortly after the news was announced (10.03am).

He was asked for his instant reaction and feels that the club want Lage to take them to the next level after a tricky final season for Nuno.

“He’s lived and worked in this country and that won’t do him any harm,” said Goodman of Lage.

“He’ll be able to delve into the good and bad of last season and work out ways to improve. That’s why he’s been brought to the club, Jeff Shi wants to improve on what happened last season.

“In terms of his experience with younger players, there are lots of talented youngsters (at Wolves). But if Wolves want to go the next step, he won’t have huge time to nurture them because he needs positive results.

“It’s really important Wolves get off to a good start next season. This is a results business, especially at Premier League level. They’ve tasted what they want to achieve – European football – and they will think that’s what they should be competing for.”

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A new era for Wolves

The task for Lage is to build on the good work done by Nuno, and breathe fresh life into the club.

A more attacking gameplan would be welcome, but it can’t come at the cost of defensive solidity.

What Lage needs is for the fans and players to get behind him and give him a chance to show off his ideas to take Wolves forward.

It’s an exciting day as a new era for the club takes shape.