Bruno Lage has been confirmed as the new manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

After two weeks or so of reports, the 45-year-old is officially now in the hotseat at Molineux.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

He succeeds Nuno Espirito Santo and has penned a three-year contract.

It is an exciting time for Wolves fans, with the feeling around the club very downbeat as the 2020/21 season drew to a close.

The 13th placed finish felt very underwhelming given the previous two seventh places.

The new era is about to get under way, and it seems the majority of fans are on board with the appointment.

One man who believes the appointment has the potential to be a very good one is Jose Fonte.

The Portugal international was speaking about Wolves on talkSPORT yesterday, and said of Lage: “He’s a quality manager. He won the title at Benfica, he has a good philosophy and some good ideas.

 

“He likes to play football. He’s not scared to give opportunities to the young boys.

“It’s going to be interesting to see if he can succeed, but he’s already showed he can deal with the pressure because in Portugal if you manage Benfica, you’re going to have pressure and you’re going to have to deal with it.”

Wolves fans must back Lage

There is, of course, an element of risk attached to this appointment.

But Lage’s achievements also make it quite exciting.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Fonte’s assessment is more reason for fans to give Lage their full backing.

Clearly he is a talented tactician, but it’s important for supporters to be patient as he implements his style.

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