Wolves sack manager Bruno Lage after a bad start to the Premier League season

Wolves has said goodbye to head coach Bruno Lage.

Age led Wolves to 10th place last season after succeeding Nuno Espirito Santo in June 2021.

But they have only won once this season and Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham put them in the bottom three of the Premier League.

Wolves are also the lowest scorers in the division, with just three goals.

They spent over £100million last summer, with Sasa Kalajdzic, Matheus Nunes, Goncalo Guedes and Nathan Collins all arriving for fees.

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Boubacar Traore came on loan as free agents and on loan respectively.

But Kalajdzic suffered a long-term injury on his debut, while fellow forwards Hwang Hee-chan and Raul Jimenez were also sidelined.

Lage previously managed Benfica in his native Portugal before joining Wolves and winning the Primeira Liga in his first season in charge.

The 46-year-old also worked as an assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea during their time in the Premier League.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said on the club’s website: “Bruno is an excellent coach, a hardworking and dedicated manager and a warm, wise and honest man.

“It has been a pleasure to work with him and his staff during their time at Wolves, so it is with great sadness that we have had to make a difficult decision.”

Shi added: “I honestly have no doubts about Bruno’s abilities, and I’m sure he will succeed elsewhere, but the team’s form and performance over the past few months mean we have no choice but to intervene.

“On behalf of everyone at Wolves, I would like to thank Bruno and his coaching team for all their efforts during their time at the club, and I wish them all the best for the future.”

Coaches Steve Davis and James Collins will prepare the team for the trip to Chelsea on October 8, as Wolves search for Lage’s successor.

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