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Nuno Espirito Santo To Leave Wolves At The End Of The Season

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Nuno Espirito Santo To Leave Wolves At The End Of The Season

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be leaving the club at the end of the season, with just one game left of the campaign.

The former Porto boss, who took over in 2017, will be in charge of the game against Manchester United at home on Sunday.

It is the first time in 14 months that Wolves fans will be present at Molineux Stadium and they will have the chance to say goodbye to the manager who brought them up from the Championship.

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In a statement on the website the 47-year-old said, "Since the first day we arrived at Compton, our ambition was to make a positive change and push this football club forward, and I am proud to say that we did that every single day. We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together.

"Firstly, I want to thank the supporters, who have all played such an important part in helping us reach new heights for Wolves, and the people of the city, who embraced us and made us feel at home.

"I, of course, want to thank all of the staff at Wolves, for their support and total commitment, every single day.

Nuno with the Championship title. Image: PA Images
Nuno with the Championship title. Image: PA Images
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"Most importantly, I want to thank each-and-every player that we've worked with since the day we started, for their loyalty, their dedication, hard work and talent. They are the ones who have made this amazing journey possible for us.

"Sunday will be a very emotional day, but I am so happy that the fans will be back in Molineux and we can share one last special moment together, as one pack."

It has been a tough season for the midlands side, especially with main striker Raul Jimenez suffering a season ending injury in a win over Arsenal in November.

The team also lost Diogo Jota to Liverpool in the summer and without two of his biggest attacking threats from previous years it has been a poor showing from the side.

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Jimenez's clash of heads with David Luiz ended his season. Image: PA Images
Jimenez's clash of heads with David Luiz ended his season. Image: PA Images

Even a win against second place United on the final day of the season will not help the former goalkeeper and his team and the best they can hope for is a 12th place finish.

Wolves could still finish as low as 15th, if they lose and Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle United are all victorious on Sunday.

The Portuguese manager turned the club from second tier into a team competing regularly in the top half in the league and took them into the Europa League as well.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves

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