Wolves are searching for a new manager after sacking Bruno Lage yesterday.
The club have acted after another defeat, this time to West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Lage was a man under big pressure heading into the game.
And the 46-year-old has now paid the price for another poor result, of which there have been many since around March of this year.
Lage had a tricky start at Molineux, but a few months into the job things started to look really promising.
He managed to get Wolves’ defence water-tight, and the team secure some good, tight results in the Premier League.
But from March of this year onwards, Wolves really started to fall apart.
The potential for European football seemed to inhibit the players on the pitch, and an awful finish to the campaign resulted in a 10th place finish.
That poor form continued into the current season, and Lage has now gone.
Information is now starting to come out about Lage’s final weeks in the job.
Journalist Tim Nash has an interesting claim about the situation.
He said on Twitter last night: “A trusted contact has told me that since the Leeds game he’s regularly flown home to Portugal after games. Everyone is entitled to time off, and he has a young family. But when results turn sour, managers are more closely scrutinised.”
An interesting claim about Bruno Lage as Wolves make big decision
This is an interesting claim, and one that will probably not go down too well with the Wolves faithful.
Wolves have been struggling for most of this calendar year.
We don’t know at what points he was doing this, and whether or not it had an impact on his time spent with the players.
Potentially, this may have impacted on preparation and productivity.
Life at a Premier League club is very demanding, and Lage’s trips back home – while they may have been necessary -might have led to a slip in standards.