Wolverhampton Wanderers parted ways with boss Nuno Espirito Santo on the final day of the season, and already appear to have found his replacement.
Nuno has decided to leave Wolves by mutual consent at the end of the season, bringing an end to four successful years at Molineux.
Wolves are wasting no time in finding a replacement though, and it’s unsurprisingly going to be another Portuguese boss.
The Sun report that ex-Benfica boss Bruno Lage has arrived in the UK to begin talks with Wolves, with Jorge Mendes driving the deal.
Lage showed real promise with Benfica, winning more than 67% of his games before leaving in 2020, and his expected move to Molineux could impact Carlos Vinicius.
TVI24 reported last month that Wolves have made an approach for the Tottenham loanee, in the hope of teeing up a summer deal.
The Mail then added that a swap deal could be done with parent club Benfica, sending Ruben Vinagre and cash in order to sign Vinicius.
Harry Redknapp may have been told that Vinicius is a ‘fantastic’ player by Spurs sources, but he has only managed 306 minutes of Premier League action, scoring one league goal.
The 26-year-old did record six goals and three assists in the Europa League, but Tottenham don’t intend to keep the Brazilian and will instead send him back to Benfica.
Wolves appear to be favourites anyway, but the move for Lage makes such a move seem even more likely.
Vinicius publicly suggested that Lage was the right man for Benfica for ‘many years’, having loved working under him in Lisbon.
During the 2019-20 season, Vinicius smashed 24 goals in all competitions under Lage, developing rapidly and earning his move to the Premier League.
Raul Jimenez may be on the road to recovery, but adding another striker like Vinicius makes perfect sense, especially with Willian Jose set to return to Real Sociedad.
Vinicius hasn’t had too many chances at Spurs, but by reuniting with Lage at Wolves, he could finally be in the perfect situation for Premier League success.