Wolves confirm talks with Bruno Lage over vacant manager job as ex-Benfica boss eyed as Nuno Espirito Santo replacement

WOLVES have confirmed preliminary talks have begun with Bruno Lage over the vacant Molineux manager’s job.

The Premier League side decided to part company with popular boss Nuno Espirito Santo last week.

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Wolves have confirmed talks with ex-Swansea No2 Bruno Lage to replace Nuno Espirito Santo as manager[/caption]

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Wolves decided to part ways with Nuno last week after the club finished the Premier League season in 13th[/caption]

Wolves are now looking for a replacement, but are unlikely to name an appointment until the middle of June.

Lage, 45, was No2 to Carlos Carvalhal at both Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea.

He also spent a year-and-a-half as Benfica boss, before leaving last June.

Paulo Fonseca is also in the frame for the Wolves job.

Te Roma boss is preparing to leave, with Jose Mourinho already named as is replacement for the start of next season.

Wolves’ Chinese owners may also consider ex-Porto boss Vitor Pereira.

The 52-year-old was manager of Shanghai SIPG, winning the Chinese Super League title after replacing Andre Vilas-Boas in 2017.

Pereira was targeted by Everton 18 months ago but the Toffees instead opted for Carlo Ancelotti.

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Wolves are in no rush to make an appointment though.

Molineux chiefs plan to make their final choice in two to three weeks.

The Midlanders hope that will give them enough time to work with the squad and look at potential signings before the start of next season. 

Wolves finished the 2020-21 season down in 13th – a major drop off from the two previous years when they finished seventh, including qualifying for the 2019-20 Europa League.

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