Jermaine Jenas was full of praise for Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo on BBC One (1:55pm, May 9, 2021).

The BBC pundit hailed Wolves boss Nuno for making the changes which allowed the team to come back into the game against Brighton and Hove Albion and win 2-1.

In the second half, Nuno made some bold substitutions with his side chasing the game. Adama Traore came on to score Wolves’ equaliser, and he also remained patient with Morgan Gibbs-White despite missing an open goal.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Nuno’s patience was vindicated after Gibbs-White scored the last-gasp winner which sealed Wolves a first Premier League victory over the Seagulls.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United midfielder Jenas spoke glowingly of Nuno because of the changes he made.

Jenas said on BBC One (1:55pm, May 9, 2021): “The right changes at the time, even with the extra man he still had to make them count.”


The victory increases Wolves’ points-tally to 45 as the club aim to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season.

Before the game, Jenas argued that the manager should receive more praise in a difficult season.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Jenas said at 11:50am on BBC One: “Nuno has held it altogether.”

It has been a difficult campaign for Wolves. The team sold Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty last summer, while key attackers Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto have missed key parts of the season with injury.

Fellow BBC pundit Glenn Murray followed on from Jenas’s comments before the game saying that the criticism was only there because “Wolves are a victim of their own success”, following their back-to-back seventh place finishes.

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