The English press recalls that the current Benfica coach was close to being bet by the villans.
The success of Bruno Lage in this adventure start in Benfica already echoes across borders. In England, where the coach has worked as the assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday, the press points out the numbers and reveals a curious story.
In October last year, Bruce had left the command of Aston Villa and one of the names that appeared on the list of potential successors was the technical leader of the now incarnated.
At the time, Lage commanded the team B of the eagles and their competence allied to their knowledge of the English soccer were well seen. However, those responsible for the Villa Park emblem opted for Dean Smith and ended up not seeing improvements in the team, now occupying the 11th place in the Championship.
Now, this episode is now remembered by the English press, which also compares Bruno Lage statistics with the current coach of the club, even considering that the Aston Villa already ‘cries’ the decision for months.
“Replaced Rui Vitória in January as head coach of Benfica on an interim basis and has since led the team to a remarkable series of results with 12 wins in 14 games, including a devastating 10-0 to National, the biggest win of team since 1964, “can now be read on the ‘HITC’ website.