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Why Nuno Espirito Santo decided to leave Wolves

Why Nuno Espirito Santo decided to leave Wolves

Nuno Santo’s 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 England’s second-tier during Nuno’s 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:

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:

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.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.