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Bruno Lage delighted as Wolves confirm him as new manager

Wolves have named Bruno Lage as new manager.

The Portuguese joins having most recently spent 18 months at the helm of Benfica, who he led to the Primeira Liga title in his first season in management.

Having coached at Benfica's world-renowned academy, the 45-year-old took over the reins of the first-team in January 2019 and guided the Portuguese giants to 18 wins from 19 and a record-equalling 103 goals.

Lage had a previous spell in England as assistant manager of Sheffield Wednesday.

He told the club's website: “First of all, I'm very happy. It's a big opportunity. I'm very happy because I've returned to this country, and to be the manager of a big team.

“It's a team and a club that wants to do history and a chance to compete in the Premier League. So, I'm happy, excited, with a big ambition to do great things for this club.

“I'll be trying to know everyone, to see what the club has to offer, and my first idea is to try to link everyone together.

“I want to create a good dynamic of group, with my staff, with all the departments of the club. I have tried to link all together to start to build up the new cycle.

“I think it's a good opportunity to understand what Nuno [Espirito Santo] did in these four years and my ambition is to continue and to improve what he did."

Lage also said: “I was here [in the UK] for three years, so I know Wolves, but now, the best thing to do – the next thing to do – is to know everyone better.

“That includes the club, the fans, and also to try to create a plan, just not for the next game or the next training, but for the future.

“That's why for me, it's very important to create that dynamic of teamwork here in this building; to try to realise what we are doing in the future."


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