In recent years, Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a firm stand in the EPL, and most would attribute this to their longest-serving ex-manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.
After Bruno Lage took over in 2021, not many people thought he would be able to do well in his first season because he didn’t have a lot of experience as a head coach.
But less than a season later, the 45-year-old Portuguese has turned Wolves into an admired side in the EPL and led them to more points in 30 games than Nuno managed in a whole season (2020/2021).
Speaking on why his side has made such admirable improvement, Lage had Nuno to thank, admitting that he simply worked to sharpen the brilliant players the former coach had scouted, which evolved them into Wolves’ current squad.
“I think the transition has been very easy,” revealed Bruno, who admitted that coaching his side has been very enjoyable. According to the Portuguese, the first and most significant step he took when he joined Wolverhampton has made all the difference.
“The first thing we did…was to build a meeting room,” he stated that this decision helped him and the players learn from each other and enabled him to better understand his squads’ weak and strong points. This enabled him to better decide on his line-ups.
Under Lage’s management, Wolverhampton have improved to within 4 points of a European spot, and if they can get 14 points out of the possible remaining 24, they’ll reach an all-time high season point total for the club.
Despite their loss to Leeds prior to the international break, Wolves are more than capable of achieving such a feat if they put in everything. Perhaps, they won’t just grab a European spot but make some club history in the process.