English Premier League club fire chief just 16 months indicted

Bruno Lage has been sacked as Wolves manager after just 16 months in charge of the Premier League side.

Bruno Lage has been sacked as manager of English Premier League Wolves. His departure came after the team’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United in London on Saturday (October 1), which plunged the Molineux club into the relegation zone.

The former Benfica coach had only been in charge for 16 months after replacing his compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo in the hot seat. Lage guided Wolves to a very credible 10th position in the table last season. Poor form has seen his team pick up just six points in 8 games so far this season, with only three goals scored.

A meeting took place which led to the Midlands hierarchy deciding to part ways with the 46-year-old Portuguese boss. Under Lage, the wolves made their worst high-flying run since the 2011-12 season.

Lage spent over £100million in this summer’s transfer window. Among his new signings were Portugal internationals Goncalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes, the latter breaking the club’s transfer record at £38m.

In a bid to increase the goalscoring tally, Lage brought in veteran Spanish striker Diego Costa. He made his first start in the loss to the Hammers. The Portuguese had the misfortune to lose Raul Jimenez during a pre-season friendly match. The key striker suffered groin and knee injuries which kept him out.

Sasa Kalajdzic, a £15m summer signing from Bundesliga side Stuttgart has yet to start, having damaged knee ligaments before the start of the season.

Lage’s number was likely up after fans started chanting ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’, at the London Stadium yesterday. Speaking after the game, Lage said: “The only thing I can say is that I’m sorry about the situation. We have tried to solve these little problems that we have and at the moment we do not get points or goals, but we are working hard for them”, as reported bbc.com.


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