Lage | ‘I have a big ambition to do great things for this club’

Bruno Lage has vowed to create a positive dynamic between the club, the players, and the fans as he looks ahead to a successful future after being named Wolves head coach.

Before the former Benfica boss was announced as the new man at the helm of the old gold, the 45-year-old – who has previous experience of working in the UK with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City – spent yesterday touring Compton Park and Molineux, as he got to grips with his fresh surroundings.

With the first-team not due back in Wolverhampton until early July for pre-season, Lage hopes to spend his first few weeks in the role getting to know everyone and everything Wolves has to offer, enabling him to build a tight-knit bond as the club enters a new cycle.

On taking up his new role

“First of all, I’m very happy. It’s a big opportunity. I’m very happy because I’ve returned to this country, and to be the manager of a big team.

“It’s a team and a club that wants to do history and a chance to compete in the Premier League. So, I’m happy, excited, with a big ambition to do great things for this club.”

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On his initial targets at Wolves

“I’ll be trying to know everyone, to see what the club has to offer, and my first idea is to try to link everyone together.

“I want to create a good dynamic of group, with my staff, with all the departments of the club. I have tried to link all together to start to build up the new cycle.

“I think it’s a good opportunity to understand what Nuno [Espirito Santo] did in these four years and my ambition is to continue and to improve what he did.”

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On creating a new bond between all

“I was here [in the UK] for three years, so I know Wolves, but now, the best thing to do – the next thing to do – is to know everyone better.

“That includes the club, the fans, and also to try to create a plan, just not for the next game or the next training, but for the future.

“That’s why for me, it’s very important to create that dynamic of teamwork here in this building; to try to realise what we are doing in the future.”