Bruno Lage sacked as Wolverhampton manager due to poor results

Bruno Lage sacked as Wolverhampton manager due to poor results

Following Wolves’ 2-0 loss to West Ham on Saturday at the London Stadium, Bruno Lage was fired as the team’s head coach.

Bruno Lage, the manager of Wolves, was fired on Sunday after a poor start to the season left the Premier League team mired in the relegation zone.
 
Wolves are now in the bottom three of the Premier League table as a result of the loss.

After high-level discussions following Saturday’s 2-0 loss at the London Stadium, which prompted further concerns regarding the former Benfica manager, the decision was made.

Bruno Lage has been the manager of Wolves for 16 months. Last summer, Lage took over for Nuno Espirito Santo, and in his debut season in charge, he managed the Wolves to a 10th-place finish.

They have, however, won just one and lost nine of their last 15 Premier League games. With a team that doesn’t score goals, Lage has failed to meet his objectives.

Since the dismissal of Terry Connor in 2012, Wolves’ third Premier League manager will take Lage’s place.

It is left to be seen if the Wolves will have a new manager in place for their trip to Chelsea on Saturday.

According to BBC, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi claimed that Lage’s poor play left him with no choice but to make the difficult decision to fire him.

“Bruno is an excellent coach, a hard-working and dedicated manager, and a warm, wise, and honest man.

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,” the statement continued.

“While I genuinely have no doubts about Bruno’s talent and am confident he will find success elsewhere, the team’s recent form and performances leave us with no other option but to take action.

Only three goals have been scored and six points have been collected by the Black Country team through eight games this year.

Given that they have invested more than £100 million in new players this summer, the club hierarchy believes that the current run of events represents a poor return.

The Wolves are hoping that his departure will lead to an improvement in their performance and that a fresh perspective in the locker room will be appreciated.

Given that Lage went through a similar slump at Benfica—winning the title in spectacular fashion before an odd run of two wins in 12 games led to his dismissal—it is reasonable to wonder whether his propensity for lengthy meetings can wear down his team members.
 
This is a talented group of athletes, despite the imbalance in the squad. If Lage had played more games, he might have been able to change the situation.

If they had given him fewer, the Wolves might question whether they would ever have found themselves in this predicament.

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