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Wolves could potentially replace Lage with Amorim

Wolverhampton Wanderers have struggled this season, winning just one of their opening seven Premier League matches and scoring just three times in the process.

They currently occupy 17th spot in the league table and some solid performances will be required to boost the morale at the club.

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Bruno Lage led the club to a top-half finish last season, although it was only Wolves’ rock-solid defence that prevented them from slipping into trouble. They conceded just 43 goals all term, and if it wasn’t for the Old Gold scoring only 38 times, they may well have finished higher.

The Portuguese manager appears to be under some pressure so far this campaign however and might there be a change in leadership if the club continues to put in these poor performances?

Journalist Dean Jones thinks so. Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones explained that Wolves might be keeping tabs on another Portuguese manager, saying:

“It would not surprise me if they had their eye on Ruben Amorim at Sporting.”

He could revive Wolves

It might be far too early to discuss Lage’s future right now, especially on the back of a decent campaign last year, but Amorim would be an excellent appointment if things started going from bad to worse.

Daily Telegraph correspondent Matt Law dubbed Amorim as a “highly-rated” coach and with his success at the Portuguese side in the embryonic stages of his managerial career, this praise is fully justified.

Amorim was appointed as Sporting boss in March 2020 following a highly impressive spell at Braga, winning the Portuguese League Cup.

In 115 matches for Sporting, he has won a staggering 82 matches, losing just 17, while his side have scored a total of 223 goals during his tenure, proving he is evidently an attacking-minded coach.

He led the club to their first League title in 19 years in 2020/2021 and made further progress in Europe, delivering Champions League knockout football for the first time since 2009.

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There is no doubt the 37-year-old is destined for the very top and with Wolves’ last two managers hailing from Portugal, Amorim would certainly be a good fit at Molineux given their contingent of Lusitanic players.

The next few weeks before the Premier League halts for the 2022 World Cup will be absolutely crucial for Lage and his team. If he starts winning matches and dragging his side from the relegation zone, this pressure will alleviate.

Although if the Old Gold continue their goalscoring woes, the Molineux faithful might be cheering on a new manager quicker than they thought. Indeed, Amorim clearly possesses the tools to revive Wolves if the time comes.