Bruno Lage started his coaching career in 1997 working with the youth players of his hometown club, Vitoria de Setubal. He subsequently worked as either youth coach or assistant coach at a number of clubs, including Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea City, Shabab Al-Ahli and Benfica B before taking the head coach role at Benfica in 2019.
He led Benfica to the Primeira Liga title in January 2019, equalling the club’s 55-year-old league scoring record of 103 goals along the way. He was also voted the league’s best coach that season and saw the club achieve a 5–0 win over Sporting to lift the Super Cup at the beginning of the next campaign.
In June 2021, Lage was appointed manager of Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers and has been praised for his role in keeping the team in the top half of the league table.
Bruno Lage produced the session in this issue in conjunction with his coaching staff Luis Nascimento, Alexandre Silva, Carlos Cachada, Tony Roberts, Jhony Conceicao and Diogo Camacho.