Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly identified Bruno Lage as a potential replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo.

According to Jornal de Noticias, which is the outlet that first broke the news about the severity of Pedro Neto’s injury, the 44-year-old is apparently on the club’s radar.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Lage has been out of work since leaving Benfica last year.

Apparently, he’d be of interest to Wolves if Nuno joined Tottenham Hotspur.

The 47-year-old has been touted as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho (Daily Express), who is under mounting pressure in north London.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by SHAUN BOTTERILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Prior to managing Benfica, whom he left with a record of 51 wins, 12 draws and 13 defeats (67% win ratio), Lage held assistant manager positions at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City.

 

Seems unlikely

It doesn’t feel like there is much in this.

Nuno has reiterated his commitment to Wolves this week, and of course, he only signed a new contract last year.

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

Until things went pear-shaped at the end with some poor results, Lage did well with Benfica and did win them a league title and also a Portuguese Super Cup. Clearly, he’s a fairly talented manager.

But it just seems like he’s being linked due to being Portuguese, unattached and a client of Jorge Mendes.

Barring a lucrative offer from a top club, Nuno surely isn’t going anywhere any time soon, especially if he receives strong financial backing this summer to prepare Wolves for 2021/22.

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