Nuno Santoâs Wolves stint
Nuno Espirito Santo took charge of Wolves in May of 2017.
And, despite having finished 15th the season prior, Wolves went on to dominate Englandâs second-tier during Nunoâs first season in charge, topping the league, and securing a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
Wolves then went on to enjoy a remarkable debut season back in the top-flight, which saw them finish 7th and qualify for the Europa League.
A 7th placed finish was also achieved in 2019/20, but no Europa League spot was forthcoming due to Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph.
This season, though, has seen Wolves look some way short of their best. A switch to a back-four, accompanied by the sales of key men Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty – and the injury picked up Raul Jimenez – have heavily hampered the midlands outfit.
Despite having endured a fairly poor campaign, though, Wolves still avoided relegation.
In turn, their fans were no doubt somewhat surprised when it was announced earlier this week that boss Nuno would be departing the club come the end of the season:
After four seasons at the club, this Sunday will be Nuno Espirito Santoâs final game in charge of Wolves.
Thank you, Nuno.
â Wolves (@Wolves) May 21, 2021
Why Nuno Santo is leaving Wolves
With Tottenham currently looking for a new manager, many may have assumed that the Portuguese would be heading to north London.
Reports, however, indicate that this will not be the case:
Lots of talk about Nuno Espirito Santo and Tottenham this afternoon. Heâs not going to be the next Spurs head coach.
â Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) May 21, 2021
Instead, an insight into why Nuno has opted to depart Molineux has since been forthcoming.
According to the Daily Mail, tensions had mounted behind the scenes between the tactician and Wolves’ owners, with the former Porto man said to have been left dismayed by the club’s transfer prospects for the coming summer.
It is added that Nuno was desperate for a senior striker to support Raul Jimenez, but the club’s priorities were focused on central defence and central midfield.
â MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 21, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.