A rift between Nuno Santo and the Wolverhampton Wanderers hierarchy may have caused his surprise departure but they deserve praise for the way they’ve conducted themselves since.
Wolves have moved swiftly to find their new manager and they are now on the verge of an announcement.
However, more often than not, Fosun prefers to delve through Jorge Mendes’ book of contacts to bring one of his clients to Molineux.
They have been in talks with former Benfica boss Bruno Lage and according to renowned reporter Fabrizio Romano, a deal is on the verge of completion.
He took to social media this week to post the following:
“Wolves have completed the agreement to announce Bruno Lage as new manager in the next days, just a matter of time.”
Fosun will have every right to be delighted with this appointment for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, it will suit the extensive list of Portuguese players they have at their disposal.
Wolves have made it a habit of signing players hailing from that region with the Midlands outfit possessing seven first-team players from that part of the world.
Their academy is also flooded with up and coming stars from the Mediterranean including Toti and Bruno Jordao.
Thus, in order for Wolves to continue operating in a similar way to the era of Nuno, they needed a young Portuguese coach who is willing to take these players under his wing.
He proved what a fabulous asset he can be for young players during his stay in Benfica.
Lage helped them to win the top-flight and brought Ruben Dias and Joao Felix through the ranks before their moves to Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.
Now genuine world stars having won La Liga and the Premier League, the 45-year-old should be drooling over the talent he could have a similar impact on when he arrives at Molineux.
This feels like a perfect match in terms of how Wolves want to function. Jeff Shi will be delighted he’s about to finally get his man.