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Report: 49-year-old three-time title winner now wants to replace Bruno Lage as Wolves manager
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Report: 49-year-old three-time title winner now wants to replace Bruno Lage as Wolves manager

Lille boss Paulo Fonseca is interested in becoming the new manager of Wolves after Bruno Lage’s sacking.

The 49-year-old has shown a keenness in the role, as per 90Min, along with former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

Fonseca won the title three times in Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk and joined Lille in the summer, but would seemingly leave that gig rapidly.

Wolves would be able to offer him the ability to manage in the Premier League for the first time but he has been linked with English football more than once before.

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Fonseca wants the Wolves job

He was apparently on Leeds United’s radar when they sacked Marcelo Bielsa, only for the Whites to then appoint Jesse Marsch.

Fonseca was also a potential candidate to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United before Old Trafford chiefs went in a different direction.

He reportedly thought he had the Newcastle job sewn up before Eddie Howe’s appointment following the long, drawn-out takeover.

The Portuguese manager also registered an interest in replacing Dean Smith at Aston Villa, but they went for Steven Gerrard instead.

Fonseca has also flirted with Tottenham, only for Daniel Levy to get Antonio Conte instead when replacing another former Wolves boss in the shape of Nuno Espirtio Santo.

Those links underline his keenness to get into English football, taking a crack at the Premier League but he has so far been frustrated.

Perhaps Wolves will be his opportunity, but there are other names in the frame to try and lead Wolves away from 18th place in the Premier League table.

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