Wolves: Bruno Lage talks about an empty hot seat after Nuno Espirito Santo left


Bruno Lage in talks with Wolves about their vacant hot seat after Nuno Espirito Santo walked away from Molineux … but the former Benfica boss is not the only candidate as the club wants to start a new era

  • Bruno Lage has been interviewed by Wolves about the hot seat of their vacant manager
  • The former Benfica coach has been out of work since he left the club last year
  • Lage – a client of Jorge Mendes – isn’t the only candidate to become their next coach
  • Wolves are looking for a successor to Nuno Espirito Santo – who walked out of the club

Bruno Lage has had the first talks with Wolves about the succession of Nuno Espirito Santo as manager of the club.

Sportsmail understands that Lage, who was in charge of Benfica for 18 months until June 2020 and also had spells as an assistant manager at Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday, has been in England for an interview although the process is expected to take two to three weeks and he that is. not the only candidate.

Low, 45, left Benfica last summer and has since turned down a number of opportunities. He led the Lisbon giants to the league title in 2019 before leaving a year later.

Wolves interviewed former Benfica coach Bruno Lage about becoming their new boss

The club is looking for a successor for Nuno Espirito Santo after he left Molineux this month

The club is looking for a successor for Nuno Espirito Santo after he left Molineux this month

The Portuguese is a client of agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Nuno and a number of Wolves players and worked with Carlos Carvalhal and Swansea on Wednesday before taking the top job at Benfica.

Wolves announced last Friday that Nuno would be leaving after the home game against Manchester United, with his departure described as ‘mutual consent’ by the club, even as Nuno signed a new deal less than a year ago with a massive increase in his initial £ 3. million. annual salary.

Nuno got an immersive broadcast on Sunday, but tension had grown behind the scenes between the 47-year-old and owners Fosun, who are believed to have taken the first steps to bring his four-year reign to a close.

Wolves chief Jeff Shi looks to a number of candidates to give the club a new direction

Nuno is said to be appalled by the club’s transfer prospects for next summer.

He is believed to have been told that Wolves must be creative in the market, work with loans and player exchanges, and sell before they can bring in others.

It is unclear whether a new manager will have to work according to those parameters, although it is unlikely that he will exert the same influence as Nuno.