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November 22, 2019

Raul is the example to follow, says Nuno to Wolves stars

Nuno Espirito Santo has told Wolves players that Raul Jimenez is the example to follow – but that he can still get better. Jimenez has scored 13 goals in 22 games in all competitions this season, just four goals behind his club total for the whole of 2018-19. The Mexico international’s tally is only bettered by Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling among Premier League players, and Jimenez netted twice on international duty in a 3-0 win over Panama last Saturday. Head coach Nuno believes the 28-year-old club record £32.6m signing sets a benchmark for improvement in the squad. “He’s always available…

Nuno drops contract hint on Wolves maestro Moutinho

Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho looks set to win a new deal after Nuno Espirito Santo dropped a contract hint. The Portugal international, 33, is out of contract at the end of June next year but has been instrumental in Wolves’ success since returning to the Premier League. Talks have been ongoing and the playmaker is expected to put pen to paper on a two-year extension soon. “Everything is OK and I hope so,” said Wolves head coach Nuno when asked if the midfielder will earn a new contract at Friday’s pre-match press conference ahead of the game at Bournemouth on…

Wolves’ ‘Special One’ delighted ‘born winner’ Mourinho is back

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is happy Jose Mourinho is back in football and says his fellow Portuguese is a born winner. Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager this week in the big football story. Nuno was a goalkeeper under Mourinho at Porto from 2002-04 and won two Portuguese titles, the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, the Intercontinental Cup, the Portuguese Cup and two Portuguese Super Cups. The Molineux chief’s abiding memory of the one-time called ‘Special One’ is his fierce desire to win, and his record backs that up, with 25 trophies. “It was many years ago (playing…

Nuno waits on Wolves trio for Bournemouth test

Nuno Espirito Santo is playing a waiting game over three Wolves players ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth. Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore and Ryan Bennett are the men the Molineux head coach says are still being assessed in the countdown to the trip to the Vitality Stadium. Jimenez didn’t return from international duty until early on Thursday after a 5,500-mile, 13-hour flight from Mexico. Traore has been under treatment for a problem in his right hamstring sustained in the 2-1 win against Aston Villa before the international break, while Bennett is managing a groin problem. “Raul was a late one…