Bruno Lage lands in England for talks with Wolves with Portuguese boss set to be named successor to Nuno Espirito Santo05/24/2021
BRUNO LAGE flew into the UK today to begin talks over joining Wolves.
The ex-Benfica coach is the favourite to fill the vacancy at Molineux.
Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed his departure before the club’s final game of the season last weekend.
SunSport understands Lage – whose agent Jorge Mendes also represents Nuno – touched down this afternoon to work towards finalising the move.
Lage, 45, has been out of work since last summer after being axed by Benfica.
He won the Primeira Liga in his first season in charge of the first team but was given the boot after a major dip in form.
But he has already had experience in England as Carlos Carvahal’s assistant at Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday.
Compatriots Sergio Conçeiçao and Paulo Fonesca were also on Wolves' shortlist.
But Lage’s connections with Mendes are likely to see him get the job.
SunSport also understands that Nuno could remain in the Premier League for his next role.
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Mendes is keen to land him the gig at managerless Tottenham.
Santo started his managerial career at Rio Ave then went to Valencia before returning to Portugal to take charge at Porto.
He arrived at Molineux in May 2017 and in four years won the Championship before back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League and a Europa League quarter-final.
Wolves finished 13th this season and waved farewell to their popular boss on Sunday.
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