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Report: Bruno Lage and his staff have been sacked by Wolves

Bruno Lage and his staff have reportedly been sacked by Wolves following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.

According to CNN Portugal, via Mais Futebol, the 46-year-old is no longer the head coach at Molineux.

The news has now also been reported by The Telegraph’s John Percy.

The Telegraph had reported that club officials were seriously considering his position last night.

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And it would appear the club has now taken decisive action.

Lage oversaw a terrible start to the 2022/23 season, with the team taking just six points from the first eight games.

Currently, Wolves the worst attacking side in the division, having scored just three goals.

Lage was backed heavily this summer by Fosun, with significant funds being set aside to sign Matheus Nunes, Nathan Collins, Goncalo Guedes and Sasa Kalajdzic.

Boubacar Traore also came in on loan with an option to buy, and Diego Costa arrived as a free agent.

Wolves currently have their most talented squad of players ever.

But Lage has simply been unable to get the most out of these players.

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He has been unlucky with the striker situation, no doubt. And the players also have to take some responsibility for the poor start.

But ultimately Lage should have done much better with what he had at his disposal.

Bruno Lage cannot have any complaints, as Wolves reportedly sack him after West Ham defeat

We await official confirmation from the club. But if Lage has indeed gone then it is hard to argue against that decision.

He may feel a bit hard done by given the striker situation, and the fact it is still early in the season.

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But ultimately football is a results business, and results have not been good at Molineux since around February of this year.

He’s made a lot of questionable decisions during his time at the helm, and in recent weeks and months it was been the exact same outcome near enough every game. Something needs to change.