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February 13, 2020

Wolves boss Nuno: Mind the gap on Premier ‘Establishment’

Nuno Esprito Santo believes the days of the Premier League’s Establishment have been knocked for a Big Six. Wolves host Leicester on Friday night with both Midlands rivals in the mix for a Champions League place, while Sheffield United continue to shock everyone in fifth. Leicester have already rocked the established group by winning the title in 2016, while Wolves finished seventh last season in their first season back in the top flight. And despite Liverpool being 22 points clear, Wolves head coach Nuno believes the gap is much smaller than it used to between the so-called top clubs and…

Nuno on new contract and his commitment: ‘It’s my life…Wolves is my obsession’

Nuno Espirito Santo says he’s had no contact with Wolves over a contract extension and hasn’t thought about a new deal – but says the club is his ‘obsession’. The Molineux head coach has 16 months left on his three-year deal he extended by a year in 2018 to run to 2021. Clubs keen to keep players or their manager often negotiate new deals when they enter their final 18 months. Nuno, who it’s understood earns an estimated £3m a year, says there have been no discussions over any further extension to stay at the club he has helped transform…

Nuno believes Wolves’ future remains bright after Thelwell’s departure

Nuno Espirito Santo believes the long-term future of Wolves remains in good hands despite the departure of Kevin Thelwell. Wolves were rocked by the exit of Thelwell, who was sporting director, to New York Red Bulls just after the January transfer window shut. The loss of Thelwell, who had served the club for 11 and a half years, is the second major departure from Molineux in several months after managing director Laurie Dalrymple left last July. Dalrymple has not been replaced and his duties have been split between chairman Jeff Shi and marketing manager Russell Jones. Wolves are now actively…