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Nuno Espírito Santo
Wolverhampton Wanderers

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NunoEspírito Santo

Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Joined Club
    31 May 2017
  • Age
    47 years 149 days
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Everton (h),
    11 August 2018, Drawn 2 - 2

Manager Bio

Nuno Espirito Santo was head coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ between 2017-2021, leading the club into the Premier League in his first full season.

A goalkeeper during his playing career, Nuno represented Portugal at the 1996 Olympics and was part of the Porto squad that won the 2002/03 UEFA Cup and 2003/04 UEFA Champions League under Jose Mourinho.

He started as a goalkeeping coach after retiring in the summer of 2010, before being given his first senior coaching appointment two years later, with Portuguese side Rio Ave.

In his second season Rio Ave were finalists in both of the domestic cup competitions, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history.

Nuno moved to Valencia, where he secured a fourth-place finish in 2014/15, while winning the Manager of the Month award in Spain three times.

He then spent a season at Porto before moving to England and Wolves.

His first season at Molineux was a triumph as Nuno led the club to promotion and the Championship title, finishing nine points clear.

Nuno guided Wolves to a seventh-placed finish in the 2018/19 season for the club's highest Premier League finish and their highest in the English top flight since the 1979/80 season.

They repeated the feat the following campaign, having been in contention for a top-four spot during the run-in.

Despite a solid start to 2020/21 Wolves were unable to sustain that consistency. Nuno left the club by mutual consent in May 2021 after steering Wolves to a 13th-place finish.

  • Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United
  • Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United
  • Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves
  • Managers Jurgen Klopp and Nuno Espirito Santo greet each other at full-time

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