Wolves Wanderers sacked their head coach Bruno Lage after the club dropped into the Premier League relegation zone with a defeat from West Ham.
On Saturday, after the defeat from West Ham, Fosun International, the club owner, decided to act and extended their dire form to one win in 15 matches.
Wolves are doing talks with former Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins, and there is a lot of chance that he could become their coach because he has won three Greek league titles and faced Wolves in the Europa League in 2019-20. Wolves were also previously considered Spanish Julen Lopetegui, and they could revive their interest in him.
In June 2021, Bruno Lage took charge as the Wolves’ coach. On Sunday, after talks with the chairman of Wolves, Jeff Shi, Lage was dismissed with his staff.
Last season, Wolves finished 10th and lost the chance to qualify for European football, due to which he got an exit. Wolves supported him with more than £100m for signings in the summer, but his poor performance in this series led to fans turning on him and prompted the club to take swift action.
Fosun, the club owner, hoped to see a return on their heavy investment, but new signings and goals have been a major problem, as the Wolves scored only three goals in eight games.
Bruno was disappointed that Wolves did not sign a striker and centre-back before the transfer deadline, but Diego Costa arrived on a free and made his debut as a substitute.
Bruno pointed out the absence of strikers as mitigation for his team’s poor form. Bruno said strikers are important, not just for my team, but other teams, and the goals come from where, and 60%-70% of the goals come from where?
Moreover, Bruno said we would continue to work hard, but we are completely different when we have a striker in our team. He said when we have started with a striker in the first XI, we have not lost in the Premier League, and this is not an excuse, but it’s a fact.
Jeff Shi, the chairman of Wolves, said Wolves were left with no choice but to act, and Bruno is an excellent coach and a hardworking and dedicated manager. He said Bruno and his staff have been a pleasure to work with throughout their time at Wolves, and it has been a difficult decision.
Moreover, Jeff said on behalf of everyone at Wolves, and 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. I wish them the very best for the future, he said.