Bruno Lage to discover if he will be granted a work permit to become Wolves’ new boss in midweek… with club confident of landing their man as former Benfica coach prepares for appeal hearing on Wednesday
- Wolves are continuing their search to replace former boss Nuno Espirito Santo
- Bruno Lage was interviewed last week and is Wolves’ first choice for the role
- But he does not quality automatically for a work permit under the new rules
- Appeal hearing, which will determine if he is allowed the job, is on Wednesday
Bruno Lage will discover this week if he will be granted a work permit to become the new Wolves manager.
The former Benfica boss is Wolves’ first choice to replace Nuno Espirito Santo and was interviewed last week, though they are also understood to be considering other candidates.
He does not qualify automatically for a permit under new rules following Brexit and has an appeal hearing on Wednesday.
Bruno Lage will discover this week if he will be granted a work permit to become Wolves boss
Like Nuno, Lage is a client of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.
Wolves owner Jeff Shi said last month that the club would make sure they appointed the right man, regardless of their agent, and it is expected the new head coach will be from the Mendes stable.
Lage needs to have spent two consecutive years, or three out of the last five, working in a ‘top league’ to qualify.
He has been out of work for almost a year but Wolves are confident he will be granted a work permit.
Lage is Wolves’ first choice after Nuno Espirito Santo chose to leave at the end of the season