Nuno Espirito Santo Signs New Three-Year Deal With Wolves

Sep 13, 2020, 4:08 PM GMT+1
Nuno Espirito Santo
Santo has enjoyed success since joining Wolves in 2017 | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Wolves have confirmed manager Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

The former Porto goalkeeper has earned plenty of admirers since taking over at Molineux, guiding the Wanderers back into the Premier League before they qualified for the Europa League.

Santo had just one year remaining on his previous contract, but recent talks progressed well and the club have now confirmed the 46-year-old has put pen to paper on fresh terms.

He told the club's website: “I feel good. Ready for it. Looking forward to it. Working really hard for it, because it’s a new cycle, no matter what you did before, it’s about what’s in front of us and this is what we think we should do. Let’s prepare well, let’s challenge, do the way we do things, fight for it.”

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said: “Nuno really is the special one to Wolves. He’s also my teacher in football.

“He’s brought us a clear identity, and all the work we have done to build our first team over the last three years started from the identity created in Nuno’s head.

“He is a guy born for football, living for football. To him Wolves is not only a job, but also a unique team to work with to fulfil his football ideal."

Santo was appointed Wolves manager in 2017, succeeding Paul Lambert, leading the club back into the Premier League in his first season. The West Midlands side then finished seventh in the top flight, qualifying for European football for the first time since 1980/81.

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Wolves were knocked out of last season's Europa League in the quarter finals by Sevilla | James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

They also claimed victories over Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea during that season.

In 2019/20 the club finished seventh again but were denied Europa League qualification due to Arsenal winning the FA Cup, having been knocked out of Europe's secondary club competition by eventual winners Sevilla.

Wolves start their 2020/21 season, which will be Santo's fourth in charge, on Monday night when they face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

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