Wolverhampton Wanderers officially have a new manager.

Bruno Lage has today been confirmed by the club as Nuno Espirito Santo’s successor.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

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The announcement comes as expected, after the 45-year-old received a work permit last week.

The former Benfica manager has penned a three-year deal at Molineux. He will be tasked with getting the club back in and around those European places.

It is an exciting time for Wolves fans.

Wolves were a difficult watch at times last season.

Lage is known for playing attacking football, and a report from The Athletic today makes for interesting reading.

It states that Lage met chairman Jeff Shi a couple of weeks ago. Apparently Lage ‘wowed’ Shi with a presentation, which outlined his plans to implement his attacking brand of football.


Wolves considered Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. But Lage’s plans seemingly made him the only man for Shi.

Wolves fans want to be wowed

It seems things have the potential to be very different at Wolves from here on in.

Supporters had grown very used to a pragmatic and, in all honestly, slightly dull brand of football under Nuno Espirito Santo.

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By all accounts it seems that Lage is very much the opposite.

Hopefully this attacking style can be implemented quickly and supporters can be entertained.

More importantly though, this change will hopefully translate to positive results and not just pretty football.

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