Bruno Lage to find out if he will get a work permit to become Wolves’ new boss during the week … with the club confident to land their man as the former Benfica coach prepares for the hearing in higher appeal on Wednesday
- Wolves continue their quest to replace former boss Nuno Espirito Santo
- Bruno Lage was interviewed last week and is Wolves’ first choice for the role
- But he doesn’t automatically qualify for a work permit under the new rules
- The appeal hearing, which will determine whether he gets the job, is on Wednesday
Bruno Lage will find out this week whether he will get a work permit to become the new Wolves manager.
The former Benfica boss is Wolves’ first choice to replace Nuno Espirito Santo and was interviewed last week, although they are considering other candidates as well.
He will not automatically qualify for a permit under new rules after Brexit and will have an appeal hearing on Wednesday.
Bruno Lage will find out this week whether he will get a work permit to become a Wolf Boss
Like Nuno, Lage is a client of the Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.
Wolves owner Jeff Shi said last month that the club would make sure they hire the right man regardless of their agent, and the new head coach is expected to be the Mendes stable.
Lage must have worked in a ‘top league’ for two consecutive years, or three of the last five, to qualify.
He has been out of work for almost a year, but Wolves is confident that he will get a work permit.
Lage is Wolves’ first choice after Nuno Espirito Santo chose to leave at the end of the season