There is a real buzz about Wolverhampton Wanderers now, following the club’s first victory of the Premier League season on Saturday.
Wolves didn’t have the points to show for their great performances before the international break.
But they are finally off the mark, beating Watford 2-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
It was a deserved three points, and that first victory will hopefully be the start of many under Bruno Lage, who has completely changed the outlook at the club since his arrival.
The Athletic have today brought a very interesting report about Lage’s influence, and it delves into how different life is now compared to under Nuno Espirito Santo.
It’s reported that Lage has made a point of spending time with the analysis, recruitment and medical teams.
Some staff that felt mostly ignored by Nuno apparently now feel more valued.
Lage has also taken pre-match warm-ups, and his work ethic has ‘impressed everyone’.
It’s explained that he is the first to arrive at Compton Park and leaves late, sometimes staying until the evening. Nuno would apparently often leave early in the afternoon.
Daily team meetings are now a regular occurrence and one-to-one chats are commonplace.
And before he even officially started work, Lage had requested a space for the players to be able to watch clips on a big projector and be given analysis.
Clearly things are a lot different behind the scenes now, and seemingly for the better.
Lage obviously cares deeply about his work and it really looks like the players have totally bought into his methods.
There will obviously be challenges ahead and bumps in the road.
But there are positive signs everywhere you look.
Hopefully, with time, this team under this head coach can grow and become a force.