The season is over, and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ search for a new manager has now begun.

Nuno Espirito Santo took his final game yesterday against Manchester United, and it was an emotional affair at Molineux.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The result – a 2-1 defeat – was not what everybody wanted, but it was ultimately rather insignificant.

There’s now a much needed chance for the players to get some rest, but the work continues for those behind the scenes, with Wolves needing someone to guide them in their new era.

A few names have already been mentioned, and The Athletic’s Tim Spiers dropped a rather exciting claim on Matchday Live yesterday.

He said (via @TalkingWolves): “He’s [Bruno Lage] certainly someone they’ve spoken to, but what I’m told they’ve [Wolves] attracted some interest from some really big names in the last 24 hours.”

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

Lage’s name was first linked with Wolves last month, with Jornal de Noticias – the outlet that first broke the news of the severity of Pedro Neto’s injury – claiming he had been identified.

 

Lage is currently out of work after leaving Benfica last year.

He’s previously worked in English football, having stints with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City as an assistant.

Exciting times

Some supporters will take some time to get over Nuno’s exit, which is understandable.

It’s a big change for the club, and the man did incredible work during his four-year stay.

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But there’s also reason for optimism, and Spiers’ ‘really big names’ claim is certainly exciting.

Time will tell who the next man in charge will be, and hopefully Fosun will select the right candidate.

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