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Coady: Wolves’ success is down to Nuno

Captain Conor Coady insists all the credit for Wolves’ remarkable rise should go to boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wolves are into the FA Cup semi-final where they will play Watford at Wembley on April 7, while they are seventh in the Premier League after winning the Championship title last season.

Coady himself was transformed from a defensive midfielder to a sweeper by Nuno and the skipper believes the success of the club is down to the head coach.

We’re all enjoying it, over the last two years since the manager came in he’s really changed the direction of the club,” Coady told BBC Radio 5Live Breakfast.

It was needed; his staff came in and they’ve been absolutely phenomenal, but in terms of the way the lads are playing it’s all down to him.”

Nuno told the players from the start of the Cup run that they could go all the way.

Wolves have lost their last four semi-finals going back to them last winning the trophy in 1960 but Coady followed team-mate Matt Doherty in his belief that they can reach the final.

We can’t wait for it. We go into the semi looking forward to it but also looking to win it,” he said.

You can see how we’ve gone about (the FA Cup) all season – we said at the start when we played the first couple of games, Liverpool and Shrewsbury, that we wanted to do well in the competition, the manager told us we wanted to do well.

It was important we performed well and kept a winning mentality. (But) it’s a game at a time mentality, the next one for us is Burnley away in a couple of weeks.”