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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C announced the sacking of their manager Bruno Lage after the Wolves had won just one game over the last 15 fixtures. The club decided to announce the decision after their recent 2-0 defeat against West Ham United at the London Stadium. Lage took the reigns at the Molineux from Portuguese compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo before the start of last season. 

In his first season, Lage and the Wolves were 10th in the standings. The Portuguese manager was also named the Premier League Manager of the Month for January 2022 as the club had some memorable wins against Aston Villa and Manchester United. But the 2022-23 season hasn’t been very fruitful for the Wanderers as they are currently seitting 18th on the table with one win, three draws and four losses. 

Addressing the decision, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi talked about how this was one of the most difficult decisions he had to take as Bruno Lage was a dedicated and hardworking manager. He said, “Bruno is an excellent coach, a hardworking 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.

Shi then talked about how the Portuguese manager will succeed anywhere else but the team’s performance over the last few months warranted a change. He said, “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. On behalf of everyone at Wolves, I would like to place on record our gratitude to Bruno and his coaching team for all their efforts during their time with the club, and wish them the very best for the future.”