Nuno Espirito Santo will name his final Wolverhampton Wanderers starting XI later today, following the news that he will leave Molineux.

Supporters are still processing Friday’s announcement about the 47-year-old.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/WWFC via Getty Images)

It’s likely to be an emotional day, with fans able to attend today’s game and express their feelings to the great man and all he has done for the club.

Hopefully the players can deliver a performance everyone can be proud of and allow Nuno to leave on a high.

With it being his final game, and the last of the season for Wolves, the starting XI is very difficult to anticipate.

But perhaps he’ll go with the tried and tested back three/five which has brought so much success over the last few years.

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Wolves (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

It would be no surprise to see John Ruddy keep his place in the side, and Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Max Kilman could make up the backline.

Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri may feature as wing-backs.

 

In midfield, Ruben Neves is probably going to start, and it would be no surprise to see Nuno plump for Joao Moutinho alongside him.

Moutinho is on the decline and it was a poor performance against Everton in midweek, but the veteran has always been a favourite of Nuno and it just feels like he’ll get the nod one final time.

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Nuno and Moutinho (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

In attack, Adama Traore, Morgan Gibbs-White and Willian Jose could form a three-pronged attack.

Jose, 29, has scored just one goal for Wolves since his January arrival on loan and could get one last chance from Nuno to prove himself worthy of a permanent move to Molineux.

He’s probably up against it in all honesty, but a goal or two and a solid performance may change the picture.

Nuno will really want to win this game as he bows out, and so he may not be bringing in too many fringe players or youngsters and just send out his best possible side.

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