Nuno leaves Wolves by ‘mutual agreement’ – Steve Bruce next?
Shock news from Wolves on Friday that Nuno is leaving the club.
An official announcement (see below) revealing that by ‘mutual agreement’ the manager and club are parting ways.
Whenever you see ‘mutual agreement’ you think instantly ‘sacked’…difficult to see why Nuno would be wanting to leave at this point. Although there have been some claims that Nuno could actually be heading to Spurs as their new manager…
Taking them up as champions, then finishing seventh twice, many Newcastle United fans have seen Wolves as one of the ambitious clubs that are threatening to leave them well behind, on and off the pitch.
Nuno has seen a drop this season, on Sunday a win at home to Man Utd would see them finish twelfth, whilst a defeat could see them end the season as low as fifteenth.
Current Premier League table:
If Wolves did drop to fifteenth then it would have meant Newcastle United had beaten Fulham and become one of the clubs to overtake them.
With Wolves now in the market for an exciting, innovative, miracle worker to come in after Nuno, Newcastle fans will already be fearing the worse, with surely Steve Bruce in the Wolves owners’ thoughts.
After all, Steve Bruce has taken over a mid-table Newcastle side, then having been allowed a net spend of over £100m. has performed the miracle of not relegating NUFC.
No doubt the likes of Robbie Savage, Simon Jordan and Chris Sutton will now be campaigning for Steve Bruce to get the Wolves job, or maybe the Tottenham one this summer, with (according to them) Bruce having proved to be a brilliant manager at Newcastle United.
As always, us deluded Newcastle fans are willing to do the decent thing and stand aside for our betters, if Wolves or Tottenham, or indeed any club(!!!!), wants to take Steve Bruce (don’t worry, we’ll pay for delivery).
Wolves official announcement – Friday 21 May 2021:
‘Wolves can confirm head coach Nuno Espírito Santo will leave the club, by mutual agreement, after Sunday’s match against Manchester United.
In four seasons at Molineux, Nuno has led Wolves to the Premier League as EFL Championship champions and recorded back-to-back seventh placed finishes in the top-flight.
His side became the first Wolves team to reach the quarter-finals of European competition for nearly 50 years, and he will exit the club as its fifth longest serving manager of the post-war era.
Nuno 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.
“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.”
Executive chairman Jeff Shi said: “Nuno has brought us some incredibly special moments at Wolves that will never be forgotten, but every chapter comes to an end.
“His loyalty and dedication over the last four years has been immeasurable, and we cannot thank him enough for the progress he has made for Wolves.
“Sunday was already going to be a very special day, welcoming our supporters back for the first time in more than a year; but it will also now be a fitting goodbye for someone who will forever remain an important part of Wolves history.”
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