Wolves announced that Bruno Lage would be their new head coach for the 2021/22 season. He is a spitting image of his predecessor Nuno Espirito Santo who has helped guide Wolves back into the Premier League and then keep them there. He stepped down as the coach after finishing in the bottom half of the league last season. The wolves hierarchy hopes that Lage can bring in fresh ideas and help the team progress this season.
“We need to manage the ball better and be more aggressive without the ball,” new Wolves boss Bruno Lage said. “We want to go forward, to play in a different way. I do not know if it is better or worse, it is just my idea. We need to be a more competitive team, a better team.”
“Sheffield Wednesday was a massive experience for me because of the way that the Championship is organized, competing Saturday and Tuesday,” he added. ”It was part of my success when I arrived at Benfica. It was because of that experience I was able to organize in the short term, play the games without training. It was very important. The environment between the players, between the players and the staff, it is really amazing.”
“At the same time, when we do not have the ball we should be more aggressive.” he continued. “If we go high, everyone goes high. If we stay medium, everyone is medium. If we need to drop to defend our goal, then everyone drops but we are still aggressive because the other team needs to feel that when they play us we are a hard opponent to play against.”