Nuno Espirito Santo was close to getting the chop back in January, according to a report from The Athletic.

The 47-year-old is today preparing for his final game as head coach at Molineux, and it’s set to be an emotional day for everyone connected with the club.

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

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The news only came out on Friday, and for many it has not yet set in that the team will be managed by a new man from next season.

It’s been a turbulent season for Wolves.

There has been a lot of struggle, and injuries have been a nightmare.

At one stage things were really bad, and the 3-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in January was a particular low.


It was ultimately decided that Nuno should be allowed to steady the ship, which he did by reverting back to his tried and tested back three/five formation.

The decision was vindicated, with Wolves securing their Premier League safety with six games to spare.

Nuno deserved time

It’s been so tough for Nuno this season, and it would have been truly harsh for Fosun to ditch him after the defeat to Albion.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Carl Recine – Pool/Getty Images)

Yes it was a very hard moment, but for everything Nuno has done for Wolves, he’d earned the right to have time to turn things around.

Thankfully he was given it, and he guided the club to safety in what’s turned out to be his final mission at the club.

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