Wolves goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts thinks Bruno Lage can get right to the very top of the game.

In an interview with the Athletic, Roberts raved about Lage’s methods and the work he has done at Molineux so far.

Roberts worked under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and while he stopped short of making a direct comparison, he can see some similarities.

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“I was at Arsenal for seven years, I saw how Arsene Wenger worked; focused, detailed. This fella. I’m telling you, he’s got half a chance of being a very top manager,” said Roberts of Lage.

“What he’s done on the training pitch with the boys has been incredible. His attention to detail here has been unbelievable. Without a doubt, he’ll get these boys even better.


“We’ve been here four months and the demands he’s putting on them, the standards he wants… we just can’t wait to get everyone back fit, we can just push on.

“I know we didn’t win for the first three games, but the way we were playing and the chances we were creating… we’ve just got to get back to that. And we will. We’re scoring. That’s the main thing.”

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Roberts is in no doubt about how good he thinks Lage is and what he can do for Wolves.

The next step is to see the balance between the style from the opening weeks of the season and the solidity of the recent wins.

That would make Wolves a really formidable opponent for any team, as well as building on the work Nuno Espirito Santo did.

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