Bruno Lage has enjoyed a promising start to life at Wolves.
The 45-year-old’s appointment was greeted with a fair amount of scepticism.
Not everybody was happy to see Nuno Espirito Santo depart Molineux.
2020/21 was a tough season, but many were still vouching for Nuno as the man to take the club forwards.
Fast forward a few months, and few are thinking about the former manager now.
While Lage does do some questionable things (mainly relating to his in-game management) he is clearly a good coach who is full of bright ideas, and the players have responded well to him thus far.
The real tests will come over Christmas, with some difficult fixtures on the horizon.
But Wolves have shown they can now create an abundance of chances in games and defend well as a unit – that would suggest the team have the potential to go well over the next month or so.
Interestingly, Sky Sports have reported that Wolves sitting on 19 points after 12 games means the club have actually made their best ever start to a Premier League campaign.
Fans react as Lage oversees Wolves’ best ever start to a Premier League season
On social media, some supporters have been reacting to the statistic that Wolves have made their best start to a Premier League campaign.
After watching the team lose the first three games by the same 1-0 scoreline, some are stunned the club are now in the position they are.
Many have piled the praise on Lage for the job he has done:
I questioned his appointment, but I think he’s doing a great job with what is last year’s team
— Kevin Woodall (@woodall1970) November 23, 2021
If he had got the players he wanted in the summer, just think where we could be
— wolfywils (@mickeywils) November 23, 2021
Shhh you need to whisper things like that
— vicki Foulkes (@vicvic1981) November 23, 2021
Proving to be a bit of a tactical genius this bloke.
— Zac Smith (@Zac_Smith1010) November 23, 2021
And we lost the 1st 3 😅
— Hayden Mills (@Hayden_Millsy) November 23, 2021
I believe in Bruno.
— Wolves1967 (@Wolves_Nihilist) November 23, 2021
Imagine if we’d won those 1st 3 games like we we deserved to
— Shane Griffiths (@smgriffiths1980) November 23, 2021
Was not convinced with Bruno at all for the first 5/6 games but now I do think he can take us to that next level given a few more players hopefully https://t.co/n8RzxjiGZs
— n🏴 (@nathjones00) November 24, 2021
How’s he managed this after we lost 4 of our first 5 😂😂 https://t.co/wYsKwDkMcO
— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) November 23, 2021
This made for very pleasant and surprising reading at work today. I think I like a lot of wolves fans weren’t completely sold on him. But ever since it was confirmed he’s had nothing but my full support. Personally think he’s done a fantastic job so far. https://t.co/bH6iaZPSOk
— Josh (@Lem_WWFC) November 23, 2021
Considering his inexperience he’s doing an unreal job. Top 6 coach itl and if you’ve watched Wolves this season you’d agree https://t.co/IT88bj1mYJ
— jay🥋 (@jm0ty) November 23, 2021