Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are ready for a new chapter, with Bruno Lage having been announced as the club’s new head coach.

The 45-year-old signed a three-year deal earlier this week.

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Expectations are high following the disappointment of the club’s 13th place finish in 2020/21.

It’ll be a tough job for Lage, and there are plenty of things he needs to do to improve the team.

Although other names were loosely considered, like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, he was Fosun’s number one choice to replace Nuno Espirito Santo.

But it seems things could be slightly different for Lage compared to his predecessor.

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Jeff Shi (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Sky reporter and Wolves fan Johnny Phillips has claimed that Lage has been installed with a more holistic approach in mind.


According to the publication: “Jeff Shi wants to remove the absolute control Nuno gained over the first-team squad. This is where we can expect change.

“Where Nuno laid down a blueprint and the club shaped around it, Lage comes into a structure in place that he will work to.”

Lage needs some control

This is an interesting, and actually slightly concerning claim.

Nuno laying down a blueprint at Wolves, and the club working around that, worked pretty well.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

By having control, he achieved some really great things during his time at Molineux, and things only went slightly pear-shaped last season.

Hopefully this doesn’t end up having a negative impact on the working relationship between Lage and Fosun, or the trajectory of the team.

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