Wolverhampton Wanderers youngsters ought to be very excited by the appointment of Bruno Lage.
That is the view of the club’s technical director Scott Sellars, who has spoken of the new head coach to The Athletic.
The former Benfica man has now started work at Compton Park, and has been putting his new players through their paces at training.
He looks to be an intense character, with fans having enjoyed some of the footage they have seen.
It’s fair to say a lot of Wolves fans can’t wait for the new season to see how he gets on, and how different his style will be compared to Nuno Espirito Santo.
Wolves have a lot of talented young players right now.
And Sellars believes that they should be very happy Lage is in charge.
He said: “We’ve got a head coach whose background is in academy football. He will understand development, he will understand young players. He’s got a reputation, he had a big influence on Joao Felix and Ruben Dias, worked with Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva when they were coming through, so he won’t be afraid to give opportunities.”
Dias, of course, gained huge plaudits for his debut season at Manchester City last term.
And his teammates Cancelo and Silva are both quality players who are key for Pep Guardiola.
Joao Felix was a revelation under Lage during the title-winning season, and went on to make a £113 million move to Atletico Madrid (Guardian).
Sellars is right, the evidence is there
Wolves’ youngsters should indeed be looking forward to life under Lage.
And that also goes for the players in the academy.
He clearly likes to develop players with potential, and the four stars Sellars mentioned should serve as an inspiration.
The likes of Pedro Neto, Fabio Silva and Ki-Jana Hoever should definitely be licking their lips.