Wolverhampton Wanderers look all set to name Bruno Lage as their new manager this week.

The Express & Star say the 45-year-old is due to be announced in the coming days.

Bruno Lage (Photo by CARLOS COSTA / AFP)

Super. Human. | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Trailer

This, after Lage was granted a work permit last week.

He was the club’s number one choice, and fans have been coming round to the idea having started to learn a bit more about him and the great things he did at Benfica.

It was there where he made a name for himself, instilling an attacking brand of football and impressively developing a number of players.

There are a number of good testimonies out there for Lage, including one from current Manchester City star Joao Cancelo, who worked under him as a youth player at Benfica.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - Premier League
Joao Cancelo (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

The Portugal international said of Lage (via Tuga Scout): “He (Lage) was the coach that had the biggest impression on me in training.


“We had a father-son relationship. He was almost a father to me. He pulled my ears and got me in line. He was the only one I respected and that could keep me in line because it was often difficult to deal with my irreverence.”

Cancelo comments should excite Wolves fans

Cancelo’s comments on Lage should have Wolves fans quite excited.

The £60 million full-back (BBC Sport) has now developed into a top player, and he clearly owes Lage for setting him on the right path.

SL Benfica v CD Tondela - Liga NOS
Bruno Lage (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

His words suggest that Lage can be a bit of disciplinarian, which is always a good thing.

Hopefully when he comes in, he can have a similar impact on some of the younger players.

Have something to tell us about this article?