Bruno Lage is the new manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers

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On a 3 year deal

-45 years old
-Managed at Benfica (won the league in 2019)
-Has been as assistant coach to Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City
 

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Wolves are stuck in Portugal.
Wolves are a super agent club. Mendes gets them deals they normally wouldn't be able to obtain (see: Neves and Jota in the Championship)

This keeps the current model in place without a fuss. Now on the pitch...that's another matter. It's a risk, and it seems like they will lose Neves to boot.
 

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Wasn't his Benfica team incredible when they won the league?

Think they were 7pts of the title, and they won 17 out of 18 and beat the most goals scored in the process. Could be a new manager bounce, but either way I think we can expect to see attacking football and plenty of goals. His second started really well too, before not winning in 10 games or something. Strange.

Will be an interesting appointment.
 

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They'll be a lot more entertaining to watch than under NES. I don't know if he has the personality for this job but he did very well at Benfica before the players turned their backs on him.
 

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Wasn't his Benfica team incredible when they won the league?

Think they were 7pts of the title, and they won 17 out of 18 and beat the most goals scored in the process. Could be a new manager bounce, but either way I think we can expect to see attacking football and plenty of goals. His second started really well too, before not winning in 10 games or something. Strange.

Will be an interesting appointment.
In his first 38 league games, he had 36 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at Benfica and he brought on young guys from the academy like João Felix and Renato Sanches. Then in the next 10 leagues games they had 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.

The players turned their backs on him and lost the title after having a comfortable lead. He always came across well, even as a Sporting fan he was pretty likeable. His football at Benfica was very attacking so very different than what Wolves have been like the past few years, I have no idea how he'll do at a midtable club where it should be more difficult to put that style of football in place. But in terms of entertainment it should be good news for the Premier League since Wolves had been pretty boring to watch in recent times.
 
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In his first 38 league games, he had 36 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at Benfica and he brought on young guys from the academy like João Felix and Renato Sanches. Then in the next 10 leagues games they had 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.

The players turned their backs on him and lost the title after having a comfortable lead. He always came across well, even as a Sporting fan he was pretty likeable. His football at Benfica was very attacking so very different than what Wolves have been like the past few years, I have no idea how he'll do at a midtable club where it should be more difficult to put that style of football in place. But in terms of entertainment it should be good news for the Premier League since Wolves had been pretty boring to watch in recent times.
Sanches was Rui Vitória way earlier. Felix yes, and to a certain point Florentino and Ferro. Gedson was also Rui Vitória. Quite honestly it's not that difficult to take more risks than NES, but it's quite obvious he was more offensive on the Domestic League because except Porto he had no competition in Portugal while he was there.

For example, will he play a 4x4x2 like he did at Benfica in England? With what kind of players? Being Mendes his agent will he accept all his players? Will he be able to suggest players who don't belong to that agent? Serious questions, beside that I don't believe he will play the same way he did at Benfica, probably will have to adapt to the level of the competition where he is and the type of opponents he has, unless they bring 2 or 3 top players to improve the quality of the squad, but knowing Mendes probably they will sell 1 or 2 more, and the players who will arrive will all be linked to him.

The only positive I can see it's probably he will have a clue how to improve younger players, something Nuno wasn't that great tbh.
 

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In his first 38 league games, he had 36 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at Benfica and he brought on young guys from the academy like João Felix and Renato Sanches. Then in the next 10 leagues games they had 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.

The players turned their backs on him and lost the title after having a comfortable lead. He always came across well, even as a Sporting fan he was pretty likeable. His football at Benfica was very attacking so very different than what Wolves have been like the past few years, I have no idea how he'll do at a midtable club where it should be more difficult to put that style of football in place. But in terms of entertainment it should be good news for the Premier League since Wolves had been pretty boring to watch in recent times.
I think Bielsa and Leeds have probably got a load of PL owners realising you don't have to play defensively as a default - with a good enough coach, you won't necessarily finish higher or lower playing attacking football or shutting up shop for 90mins but you will, 100%, have more people watching you and therefore more exposure and that's what's really appealing when you aren't realistically going to win anything.
 

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In his first 38 league games, he had 36 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at Benfica and he brought on young guys from the academy like João Felix and Renato Sanches. Then in the next 10 leagues games they had 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.

The players turned their backs on him and lost the title after having a comfortable lead. He always came across well, even as a Sporting fan he was pretty likeable. His football at Benfica was very attacking so very different than what Wolves have been like the past few years, I have no idea how he'll do at a midtable club where it should be more difficult to put that style of football in place. But in terms of entertainment it should be good news for the Premier League since Wolves had been pretty boring to watch in recent times.
I thought Renato Sanches left Benfica much earlier than Lage became the first-team manager.

On a different note, does he look like Justin Long or am I seeing things? His face looks pretty familiar and suitable for a sitcom doing deadpan delivery.