Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was asked at his pre-match press conference about Nuno Espirito Santo’s impending departure from Wolves.

Rodgers was in the hotseat as the news broke and was full of praise for the outgoing Portuguese.

The press conference was broadcast on Sky Sports News at 2.18pm on 21 May.

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Rodgers said it’s sad to see Nuno leave and feels he will be a legend at Molineux now.

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“He did a fantastic job at Wolves,” said Rodgers of Nuno. “Got them promoted, played a wonderful brand of football to come out of the Championship and continued with that.

“It’s been difficult for them this year. Naturally, you need your best players and they’ve had Jimenez out and Jota went to Liverpool.


“It takes a huge part of the team away. He’ll leave there as a legend, he’s done a brilliant job there. They’re a club who want to be up and challenging the top six. Sad to see him leave.

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Rodgers is right that Nuno will go down in Wolves folklore and he is the club’s best manager of the modern era.

He took them back to the promised land and has set them on the path they’re on now.

There are strong foundations for any new manager to build upon but also a lot to live up to.

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