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‘Dr Nuno’ to receive honorary degree at Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo is to be recognised for his transformation of Wolves with an hononary degree. The University of Wolverhampton has rewarded the 45-year-old with an honorary doctorate of sport for his contribution to the region. Nuno is set to receive his award on the pitch before tomorrow’s game against Fulham at Molineux. “It is a great honour and privilege to be recognised by the University of Wolverhampton in this way and I will be humbled to collect the honorary degree at Molineux on Saturday,” said Nuno. “From the moment I arrived in Wolverhampton nearly two years ago, I have…

Nuno: Moutinho ‘a very important signing’ for Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo has hailed Joao Moutinho as one of ‘the very important signings’ Wolves have made. Moutinho has been masterful in the Molineux midfield this season. Some fans have said the 32-year-old Portugal international is the best they have seen play for the club, while he has topped numerous online fan polls for player of the year. The former Sporting and Porto midfielder, who joined for a bargain £5m from Monaco last summer, is one of four Premier League ever presents at Wolves in 2018-19 with Matt Doherty, Conor Coady and Raul Jimenez. He has delighted the head coach.…

Si Senor – Wolves star Raul wants to score for Sin Cara

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has welcomed Mexican WWE wrestler Sin Cara to England with a double aim – score for his friend against Fulham and sign off at Molineux in style. Sin Cara, real name Jorge Arias, arrived in Birmingham this afternoon after being invited as a guest by the club to the final home game of the season on Saturday. Jimenez wore a Wolves mask similar to the ones Sin Cara dons in the ring when he netted in the FA Cup semi-final against Watford last month. The £32m signing club record was criticised by Watford captain Troy Deeney,…

Wolves owners are the best in Premier League – report

Wolves owners Fosun International have been ranked as the best owners in the Premier League. Radio broadcasters talkSPORT have placed the Chinese investment firm, owned by Guo Guangchang, top of the 20 clubs in a list based on performances on and off the pitch. The article was compiled in the wake of the failed takeover of Manchester United by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who has reportedly given up in his bid to buy the club in a £4billion move. The Glazer family, who own the club, have refused his attempts to purchase the Old Trafford club, despite…

How training with Nuno’s boys helped Wolves win title – Edwards

Rob Edwards believes the integration of the youngsters to the first-team squad has helped Wolves Under-23s win the Premier League 2 Division Two title. While the silverware and adding to their winning mentality is all good grounding for the youngsters, the 36-year-old coach recognises only too well that producing players for the first team is the bottom line. Midfielder Elliot Watt started the Carabao Cup win at Sheffield Wednesday, fellow midfielder Pedro Goncalves came off the bench in the same game, striker Benny Ashley-Seal got minutes as a replacement in that tie and the following one against Leicester, left wing…

Wolves boss Nuno should be Manager of the Year – striker

Nuno Espirito Santo should be named the Premier League’s manager of the season for what he has achieved at Wolves. That’s the view of former Villa, Tottenham and Sunderland striker Darren Bent, who believes the Portuguese head coach has adapted superbly to the top flight. The 35-year-old believes Nuno deserves the award ahead of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, one of whom is going to lead their team to the Premier League title. “For me, he (Nuno) would be my manager of the season,” the 13-capped England international told the Sky Sports TV’s Debate programme.…

How Neves zones in for those special free kicks – Wolves boss Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed how Ruben Neves ‘zones in’ and how practise makes perfect for his amazing free kicks. The Portugal midfielder scored a wonderful set-piece in the recent 3-1 win against Arsenal, the latest in a series of 11 goals he has netted for Wolves, all collectors’ items and all from outside the penalty area apart from penalties. This season the 22-year-old has scored from a free kick against Everton at home and a swerving drive against Liverpool in the FA Cup, plus penalties at home to Tottenham and away to Everton. Asked if Neves practises…

Nuno set to hand two youngsters their chance for Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo is set to give Wolves youngsters Will Norris and Max Kilman their Premier League chance against either Fulham or Liverpool. The Wolves head coach says he wants to give everyone in his small squad game time before the end of the season. Goalkeeper Norris, 25, has already played in both cups last season, making seven first-team appearances in all. Left-sided defender Kilman, 21, is yet to make his senior debut but has been an unused substitute five times this season and has been integrated into the first-team squad over several months, travelling on the recent training camp…

Wolves can make the top six next season – if they splash the cash

Wolves have been backed to gatecrash the top six next season – provided they splash the cash, according to pundits Alvin Martin and Ray Parlour. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have taken many by surprise this season with the relative eas in which they have settled into the Premier League. Wolves are sitting in seventh place with two games left, in stark contrast to their opponents this Saturday who they were promoted with – relegated Fulham. Wolves spent around £70m last summer while the Cottagers splashed out £100m, yet have struggled around the drop zone all season before being sentenced back…

Future is Sky Blue for Wolves cub Bright?

Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare has caused a stir among Coventry City fans after posting a selfie on social media with the message ‘I’m staying’, complete with a sky blue heart. The 21-year-old has been a star of Coventry’s push for the League One play-offs and many of their supporters took the message to mean he will be rejoining Mark Robins’s squad again next season, either on loan again or permanently. Enobakhare has lit up the second half of the season for the Sky Blues, helping the club go agonisingly close to making the play-offs with some impressive performances and six…