It was announced on Sunday that Bruno Lage had been sacked as Wolves manager and the Midlands club are already looking at potential replacements, with Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim touted as a potential replacement.
The Old Gold’s 2-0 defeat against West Ham proved to be the final straw for the Wolves board, with Lage having endured a woeful start to the season, leading his side to just one win and three goals in the Premier League from the opening eight games.
Lage’s time at Wolves started well and halfway through last season it seemed as if a European push could be on the cards with the Midlands outfit sitting just two points off a Europa League spot at the beginning of April.
However, goalscoring has long been an issue and eventually, it caught up with Wolves as they slipped down the table after a dreadful end to the season, which saw them take just two points from their final seven games. Ultimately, they ended the campaign in tenth.
Despite eye-catching summer additions such as Goncalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes, Wolves’ poor form continued into the new season and it was no surprise that he lost his job.
A replacement is already being lined up according to freelance journalist Owen O’Brien, with the reporter suggesting on Sunday that Wolves have “made contact” with Sporting Lisbon’s Amorim as they consider replacements for Lage.
The 37-year-old could be a big upgrade, with the Portuguese coach guiding Sporting to their first Primeira Liga win in nearly 20 years in 2021. He has also won an extraordinary percentage of games during his managerial career thus far.
In 133 total matches in charge of Sporting, Braga and Casa Pia, Amorim has overseen a remarkable 96 wins, suffering just 20 losses.
During his time with the green and whites, Amorim has earned an average of 2.28 points per game. Lage, by comparison, would average just 2.17 points per game at Benfica and a measly 1.29 points per game during his time at Molineux.
With games set to come thick and fast ahead of the World Cup, a new manager is needed at Wolves as soon as possible, and considering his impressive CV, Amorim could represent a big upgrade on the outgoing Lage.