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December 14, 2019

Mourinho: Wolves boss Nuno is better coach than he was a player

Jose Mourinho believes Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is a much better coach than he was a player. The Tottenham manager prepares to meet Nuno in opposing dugouts as Spurs are Wolves’ visitors to Molineux on Sunday. Nuno was a goalkeeper at Porto during Mourinho’s reign as their manager, winning the Champions League in 2004. Mourinho reckons Nuno has perfected his own style as a head coach and is very different to the player he had a second-choice goalkeeper a decade and a half ago. “He didn’t play many times – he was more on the bench than on the…

Wolves star Diogo Jota is ‘sensational’ says Coady, who says he will play in every game

Wolves captain Conor Coady has paid tribute to ‘sensational footballer’ Diogo Jota. Jota scored an 11-minute hat-trick in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League for what’s understood to be the quickest Wolves treble since Steve Bull’s first three in nine minutes in the 4-1 win at Newcastle on New Year’s Day 1990. Jota, 23, came on for Ruben Neves after 56 minutes against the Turkish side and opened the scoring in the 58th minute. Ten minutes later he had earned the matchball. Coady, 26, marvels at Jota’s impact on the team, saying: “He’s a sensational footballer. “It’s…

Moutinho: ‘I can easily play for five years’ as he pledges to win a trophy with Wolves

Wolves magician Joao Moutinho insists he can ‘easily’ play for another five years – and repeated his pledge to win something for the club. The 33-year-old midfielder recently signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal to stay at Molineux to 2022, which will take him to three months short of his 36th birthday. Many Wolves fans say Moutinho is the best player they have seen in gold and black and the veteran of more than 120 Portugal caps says he can go on for another half a decade making a meaningful contribution to the team. “If you ask me now, I can…