Wolves skipper Conor Coady believes change was needed at the club, after Nuno Espirito Santo left his post at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Nuno brought to an end a four-year stint at Molineux.

It was an amazing ride, with Nuno masterminding the club’s return to the Premier League and two seventh-place finishes.

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He also oversaw runs to the FA Cup semi-final and Europa League quarter-final.

Last season was definitely a struggle though for a variety of reasons.

Many didn’t really want Nuno to go, but some did feel a change could be good.

Fosun were ultimately a part of the latter camp, and Coady himself has backed the decision.

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He told The Athletic: “Nuno was fantastic for the club and fantastic for all of us as players, not just myself.

 

“I got on really well with him. Taking us from bottom of the Championship to seventh and Europe was incredible.

“Nobody expected it, which just made it all the sweeter when it actually happened. It was remarkable, but we’re on a different path now, a new way of going, and I don’t mean it to sound bad, but it felt like the club needed it, that little bit of a refresh.”

Coady will speak for a few Wolves fans

It’s a view that quite a few people will share.

Nuno did amazing things for Wolves, and fans will be forever grateful for his contributions.

Maybe the change was needed – the brand of football was at times very difficult to watch.

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The loss of Raul Jimenez certainly stung, but maybe Nuno had taken the team as far as he could.

Hopefully Bruno Lage’s style will be much more entertaining, and something that delivers results.

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