Ex-Spurs and Chelsea boss named among favourites for Wolves job after Bruno Lage is sacked

Andre Villas-Boas could be set to make a return to the Premier League.

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Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas is among the favourites to be named as Bruno Lage’s replacement.

The 46-year-old was sacked by Wolves after 18 months in charge, with the club sat 18th in the Premier League.

Lage led the Midlands club to a tenth place finish in his first season but only managed one win in eight matches before his sacking on Sunday.

Wolves will now look to bring a replacement in in the coming weeks, with the likes of Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim and ex-Olympiacos manager Pedro Martins being linked with the vacant role.

One familiar face that could be in line for the hot seat is Andre Villas-Boas, who previously spent two years in the Premier League.

Here is everything you need to know about the potential new Wolves boss...

Where is Andre Villas-Boas now?

Andre Villas-Boas is currently unemployed since resigning from Marseille in February 2021.

The Portuguese spent two years with the French club, leading them to a second place finish in Ligue 1 in his first campaign before opting to leave the club due to his dissatisfaction with the recruitment policy.

Since leaving the Premier League in 2013, Villas-Boas also won the Russian Premier League with Zenit Saint Petersburg and reached the semi-final of the Asian Champions League with Shanghai SIPG.

How did Villas-Boas do in the Premier League?

Andre Villas-Boas joined Chelsea from Porto at only 33 years old after winning the Primeira Liga and the Europa League.

Villas-Boas came under pressure in his first season with the Blues as they dropped out of the top four and was sacked in March 2012 following a defeat to West Brom that left them three points adrift in the battle for fourth place.

He was then appointed Tottenham Hotspur boss four months later, replacing Harry Redknapp.

Villas-Boas won the Premier League Manager of the Month award on two occasions in his first season but failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The following summer saw Gareth. Bale leave the club, while AVB brought in the likes of Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela.

He then left the club by mutual consent in December 2013, with Spurs sat seventh in the league.

Villas-Boas departed with the highest percentage of league wins of any Tottenham manager in the club’s Premier League era.

Who else has been linked with the Wolves job?

Ruben Amorim is currently the favourite to replace Bruno Lage at Molineux Stadium.

The 37-year-old was appointed Sporting Lisbon boss in 2020 and has since won the league title and the Taca de Liga in two consecutive seasons.

Sevilla’s Julien Lopategui follows, with his side currently sat 17th in La Liga, as well as Pedro Martins who won the Greek Super League three times with Olympiacos.

Other names linked with the job are Sean Dyche, Carlos Carvalhal and Ange Postecoglou.