The end of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ search for a new manager has seemingly drawn nearer.
The Telegraph have reported today that Bruno Lage is now poised to take over at Molineux following his work permit hearing today.
The former Benfica boss has been the hot tip to replace Nuno Espirito Santo.
And it seems the 45-year-old will indeed be pitching up in the Black Country.
Today’s work permit hearing is viewed as a formality, and there are expected to be no hurdles.
Lage will be arriving on the recommendation of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has facilitated several deals for Wolves over the past few years.
An official announcement is apparently not imminent.
There are still things to be sorted such as his contract and his backroom staff.
But it appears the wheels are very much in motion now.
On social media, some Wolves fans have expressed their excitement about the development.
Having had time to process the departure of Nuno, it seems many are now looking forward to a potentially exciting new era under Lage:
Time to get behind him if he’s the man. Hopefully he can make the changes he wants in the transfer market. Exciting times ahead. Up the babies https://t.co/UIbfk2XLrq
— Jordan (@Jordski86) June 2, 2021
— Bradley Parker (@parker_bradley) June 2, 2021
This could very much go one of two ways. Wolves had success from togetherness, fell away because a small squad was knackered. Expecting a new manager to just reboot as if it’s a year ago is a risk. Also no longterm guarantee on Fosun finances. https://t.co/GRqN3XSmOs
— Stuart Garlick 🐘 (@stuartgarlick) June 2, 2021
Ok. All in for the new guy. Bruno has a dream https://t.co/t6MJqmToje
— JerBear (@JD_Jerbear) June 2, 2021
Sounds like he is the one Fosun and Shi want
Gets full support and hope transfers to come work out for him
— basherbaz (@barriewhitehou1) June 2, 2021
Here we go https://t.co/JzFFPL91hs
— Jas Deo (@JasDeo1) June 2, 2021
I’ve warmed to the idea now. However, what is critical for me is the lack of having a standout defender that Benfica had with Ruben Dias….critical summer ahead to shore of the back line to make Bruno’s style of play effective. https://t.co/ShtMPm1lZ0
— Ash (@AshJonB) June 2, 2021
— glover🐺 (@wwfcglover) June 2, 2021