Wolves Cut Ties With Bruno Lage After Four Defeat
After 16 months in charge, Wolves have made a decision to part ways with Bruno Lage following Saturday’s loss to West Ham United which dropped the club into the bottom three.
The Portuguese manager who became the third manager to succeed Nuno Espirito Santo last summer led Wolves to a 10th-placed finish in his first season in charge.
However, in their last 15 Premier League games under the former Benfica Manager, Wolves have won only one and lost nine.
The club shared the announcement on its social media pages, thanking Bruno and his coaching staff for their work while they were employed by the club and wishing them the best of luck in the future.
“Wolves have parted company with head coach Bruno Lage. We would like to thank Bruno and his coaching team for their efforts during their time at the club and wish them the very best for the future.” the club tweeted.
According to the BBC, Wolves Chairman Jeff Shi said that Lage’s poor play left him with no choice but to make the painful decision to fire him.
“Bruno is an excellent coach, a hardworking and dedicated manager, and a warm, wise and honest man,” said the chairman.
“He and his staff have been a pleasure to work with throughout their time at Wolves, so it is with much sadness that we have had to make what has been a difficult decision.
“I honestly have no doubts about Bruno’s ability and I’m sure he will succeed elsewhere, however the team’s form and performances over the last few months mean that we have no choice but to act,” he said.
Wolves third Premier League manager, Terry Connor will tentatively replace the Portuguese and lead the team to Stamford bridge next Saturday.