Premier League Club, Wolves, Confirms Sack of Manager, Bruno Lage

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Premier League side Wolves have confirmed the sack their manager, Bruno Lage. A club statement on the club’s website confirmed that the club had parted ways with the Portuguese after just a year with the club.

Bruno Lage
Bruno Lage Sacked as Wolves manager

Bruno Lage has become the third Premier League manager to be shown the exit door after a run of poor and disappointing results with the club.

Confirming the decision to dismiss Bruno Lag from his job, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi maintained that although the decision to sack Bruno Lage is a difficult and a sad one, it is a necessary step given the team’s poor performance so far this season.

Commending his character and personality since taking as Wolves’ manager, Jeff Shi dropped the bombshell.

“Bruno is an excellent coach, a hardworking and dedicated manager, and a warm, wise and honest man.

“He and his staff have been a pleasure to work with throughout their time at Wolves, so it is with much sadness that we have had to make what has been a difficult decision.

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Wolves confirmed that experienced coaches Steve Davis and James Collins will temporarily take charge of the team and prepare them for the trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea.

After 8 matches this season, Wolvs has been far from being convincing; they have lost 4 matches, drew three and win only one.

The team currently sits in the 18th position, leading the relegation zone with just 6 points, despite spending over £100m in last summer’s transfer window.

Bruno Lage

Bruno Lage
Bruno Lage

Bruno Miguel Silva do Nascimento, known shortly as Bruno Lage, was born on 12 May 1976 in Setubal, Portugal. He is a 46-year-old Portuguese professional football manager and former player.

Before starting his coaching career, Lage played as a right winger during his days as a professional footballer.

Bruno Lage started his professional football career in 1990, playing for the Independente youth team.

He later joined the UCRD Praiense between 1993 to 1995. Lage also featured for Praiense senior team from 1999 to 2000 before joining Quintajense from 2001 to 2002.

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Managerial Career

Bruno Lage started his coaching career in 2018 with Benfica B. Just a year with the team was appointed the head coach of Benfica’s main team in 2019.

In his short spell with Benfica, which ended in 2020, Lage won the
2018/19 Primeira Liga, including the 2019 Super Cup.

As Benfica manager, Lage, played a total of 76 matches with Portuguese giants, winning 61% of the matches with a +106 goal difference.

In June 2021, Lage succeeded a fellow Portuguese, Nuno Espirito Santo as manager of Wolves.

He lost his first match as Wolves manager by a lone goal on 14 March, losing to the Foxes. Lage has played 51 games as Wolves manager, winning only 37.25% with a -4 goal difference.

Awards And Honour

As a manager with Benfica, Bruno Lage won the Primeira Liga in the 2018/19 football season. He also won the Super Cup in 2019.

In the 2018/19 football season, Bruno Lage was named Primeira Liga’s coach of the year. He also won Portugal’s Football Federation coach of the year in 2019.

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In 2022, Lage was awarded the Premier League manager of the month of January.

Personal Life

Bruno Lage identifies the late Jaime Graca, former Portugal midfielder, as his role model and biggest influence in his football. Lage has named his 7-year-old son Jaime after the Late Portugal star. Lage’s brother Luis Nascimento is also a football manager.

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