Nuno Espírito Santo to Depart Wolverhampton Wanderers This Summer

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the departure of manager Nuno Espírito Santo at the end of the season. The manager will leave after four seasons with his legacy forever cemented. He took over whilst the club were languishing in the depths of the Championship. He leaves having not only guided Wolves back to the Premier League, but into Europe as well.

Nuno Espírito Santo has cemented Wolves’ Premier League place and will always be an icon at Molineux. The news comes as a great shock when considering what he built at the club. Many expected the manager to welcome Raul Jimenez back to the starting 11 before taking Wolves to a top seven finish once more next season.

That is far from the case, however, with everyone now left wondering, what’s next?

Nuno Espírito Santo to Depart Wolves This Summer

What Next?

Perhaps after such a successful stint at Wolves, Nuno Espírito Santo felt that now was the ideal time to leave. He had taken them to the last eight of the Europa League and gave the fans dreams they could only fantasise of before. And, maybe he felt as though he had taken them as far as they could go. Either way, a new challenge now awaits.

As far as jobs go, the only position open in the Premier League is at Tottenham Hotspur. And, best believe, Nuno Espírito Santo will now be at the top of the candidates list. Not many clubs would have been able to attract the manager away from Wolves, but Spurs are one of few that could have attracted him.

The way he oversaw a transition at Wolves will excite Spurs fans, who will be desperate to see him in the Tottenham dugout come August. They are in desperate need of a turnaround, and what better man to execute that turnaround than someone who took a club from mid table of the Championship to the Europa League in the space of four years?

He’ll certainly top the list if candidates, especially after his Wolves departure.

As for Wolves, the search is now on for a replacement. According to Fabrizio Romano, former Benfica manager Bruno Lage is the favourite for the job with Sergio Conçeiçao also on the list.

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