Wolves broaden the net in their search for Nuno Espirito Santo’s replacement, despite Bruno Lage’s talks

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Wolves are broadening the net in their search for Nuno Espirito Santo’s replacement as owner Jeff Shi is told to consider all options – not just Jorge Mendes’ customers – after Bruno Lage speaks

  • Wolves are looking for Nuno Espirito Santo’s successor as manager
  • Former Benfica boss Bruno Large was interviewed for the role earlier this week
  • Both Lage and Santo are represented by renowned super agent Jorge Mendes
  • Sportsmail understands that owner Jeff Shi is encouraged to consider all options

Wolves Chairman Jeff Shi is encouraged to seriously consider a wide range of executives when looking for a successor to Nuno Espirito Santo.

Former Benfica boss Bruno Lage – who, like Nuno, is part of the stable of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes – was interviewed for the position earlier this week, although he is not the only candidate, with an appointment not scheduled until next week or even the next. next is expected. .

It remains very likely that the next coach will be a Mendes client, given Wolves’ close ties to his Gestifute agency.

Wolf owner Jeff Shi is encouraged to choose from a wide variety of new managers

Ex-Benfica boss Bruno Lage, another Jorge Mendes client has been interviewed for the role

Ex-Benfica boss Bruno Lage, another Jorge Mendes client has been interviewed for the role

Yet Sportsmail understands that there is also a feeling at Molineux that the entire manager market needs to be scrutinized, and not just those with strong ties to Gestifute.

Shi spoke about Wolves’ relationship with Gestifute earlier this month in a supporter question-and-answer event published on the club’s website.

He said, “We will choose to cooperate [who can provide the best service to us] so it’s not about trusting anyone, not even Jorge Mendes, my good friend.

Superagent Mendes also represents Nuno Espirito Santo (center) who is leaving Wolves

Superagent Mendes also represents Nuno Espirito Santo (center) who is leaving Wolves

‘We don’t just work with Jorge, we work with many different agencies. It is our value, our favor, to choose the right person to help us. So if you have a good broker and a lesser broker, who do you choose?

To protect the club, to help us strike a fair deal, [where] the terms are easy to negotiate and always offer us good choices, who do you choose? You choose the best, of course.

“If you’ve already had experience with premium seats, you don’t go back to economical seats, so that’s the truth.”

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