Rio Ferdinand has hailed Wolves manager Bruno Lage for the job he is currently doing at Molineux.
Wolves returned to winning ways on Sunday, turning in a fantastic performance against Tottenham Hotspur in north London.
Goals from Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker saw Wanderers record a 2-0 victory.
Wolves scored their goals inside the first 20 minutes, which is definitely a rarity.
And the fast start forced Antonio Conte to hook Ryan Sessegnon and change to a back four. That tweak would not help the hosts though, with Wolves much the better side for the rest of the game.
The win means Wolves leapfrogged Spurs in the Premier League table. And the club are now just four points off the top four, with a game in hand.
Lage is starting to come in for plaudits now, and Ferdinand spoke highly of him in his latest YouTube video.
Interestingly, he talked about a recent visit he made to the Wolves training ground.
He said (54:00): “Wolves, you have to give them credit. I said earlier the manager there has been brilliant. He’s been very, very clear.
“I met him a couple of months ago when I went down to the training ground and done some filming. He was was really, really good. You could see the detail. Conor Coady was saying he’s been refreshingly brilliant. The clarity which he coaches with has been fantastic. Lots of ideas. The team are responding to him really well.”
Lage starting to get the acknowledgement he deserves
It is fantastic to see Lage finally starting to get his due credit.
For most of the season, Wolves have gone under the radar. The results weren’t great in the beginning, and Wolves matches have generally not really seen too many goals in them.
But things have been clicking in the last few months, and the manager’s work is now starting to yield points.
Lage’s work ethic could potentially carry Wolves to European football come the end of the season.
And that would be a genuinely phenomenal achievement.