Wolves Football have appointed former Benfica boss Bruno Lage as their new head coach.
Lage, who has been out of work since leaving Benfica last summer, was the club’s number one choice following the surprise departure of Nuno Espirito Santo from Molineux at the end of the season.
The 45-year-old flew to London for talks with Wolves’ chairman Jeff Shi and technical director Scott Sellars in May to begin negotiations over joining the club, before being granted a work permit.
The Portugese was assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea before joining Benfica, where he won the Portuguese title in 2019.
The former Benfica boss who replaced Rui Vitoria in January 2019 won the Portuguese top flight in his first season, but was relieved of his duties last summer.
Lage while speaking on his appointment said: “I’m happy, excited, with a big ambition to do great things for this club.”
Former Wolves Boss, Nuno departed Molineux after four successful seasons with the Midlands club during which he guided them to promotion from the Championship in 2018. The Portuguese helped secure Europa League spots in his first two seasons in the top flight.
But a 13th-placed finish and poor form in 2020/21 saw Nuno leave the club by “mutual agreement” at the end of the campaign.