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December 13, 2019

Wolves unveil new Under-23s coach James Collins

Wolves have announced the appointment of James Collins as their new Under-23 head coach. Collins replaces Mark Kennedy, who has done the role in a caretaker capacity for the last 11 weeks following Rob Edwards’s departure to the FA in October, and has left the club. Hugely experienced Collins will join Wolves after two years as head of coaching at Crewe Alexandra, he holds the UEFA Pro licence, UEFA A licence and is one of 16 selected coaches to graduate on the Level 5 elite coaches’ award. Collins is well known to current Wolves under-18 head coach Steve Davis, having…

Head coach Nuno reveals the two keys to Wolves’ success

Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed the keys to Wolves’ success – the tight relationship between the players and a fierce desire to improve. The Wolves head coach insists it’s vital players spend time together both on and off the pitch to develop understandings. Nuno and his squad have just returned from a three-day warm weather training camp in Marbella, where football and non-football activities took place to strengthen the players’ bond even further. Players played a small-sided game where goalkeeper Rui Patricio played on the wing and crossed to sweeper Conor Coady to score past John Ruddy. Wolves go into…

Wolves boss Nuno ‘too busy’ to speak to Mourinho but will welcome a ‘great’ to Molineux

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo admits he has been ‘too busy’ to speak to Jose Mourinho – but hinted the Tottenham manager is a serial winner who it will be a pleasure to welcome to Molineux on Sunday. Nuno was a goalkeeper who played under Mourinho at Porto when they won the Champions League in 2004 and the Portuguese pair are represented by the same agent, Jorge Mendes. The Wolves head coach, 45, later followed Mourinho into the Porto hotseat in 2016-17. He managed against Mourinho, 56, last season when the latter was in charge of Manchester United in a…

Coady says it’s mission accomplished for Wolves – but now he wants more

Captain Conor Coady says Wolves have achieved their aim in reaching the knockout stages of the Europa League. But he’s relishing the challenge of more big European nights as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side prepare for the round of 32 draw for the Europa League. Wolves have reached the knockout stage by winning 10 of their 12 ties, drawing one. Thursday night’s 4-0 win over Besiktas took their tally to 30 goals, a club record in Europe, surpassing the 27 that the 1972 team netted in reaching the UEFA Cup final. “That was the goal when we started this journey and…

Doc: Proud Wolves can go a ‘long way’ in Europa League

Matt Doherty believes ‘proud’ Wolves can go a long way in the Europa League after finishing the group stages in style. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side head into Monday’s draw for the round of 32 with their heads held high after thrashing Besiktas 4-0 at Molineux on Thursday night. Their excellent record in Europe now reads 10 wins and a draw from 12 games, scoring a club record 30 goals along the way – surpassing Bill McGarry’s team who netted 27 reaching the first UEFA Cup final in 1972 – giving the players the confidence not to fear anyone in the…