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Wolves have confirmed that manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be leaving the club at the end of the season, through mutual agreement, after four years in-charge at the Molineux. Sunday’s home game against Manchester United will be his last game in-charge of the midlands side.



The decision has come as a surprise to Wolves fans and pundits alike, given the exceptional job that Nuno has done with the team.



Nuno took charge of Wolves ahead of the 2017/18 season when they were in the Championship. He got the side promoted into the Premier League in his first season in charge and that was just the start of the exceptional journey his side was on.



In their first season back in the English top flight, Wolves finished seventh – their highest finish in the Premier League era. Nuno’s men also managed to qualify for the Europa League. The following season they equaled that finish, improving on their points tally to 59. They also reached the quarterfinals of the Europa League but did not manage to qualify for Europe this time around.



This season though, has seen a drop-off in performance levels. Their star striker Raul Jimenez was ruled out for the season early on due to a horrific injury. However, the entire side has looked stale and in desperate need of refreshment. Wolves lie in 12th place and can only fall down the table on the final day.



Nuno has nevertheless done an exceptional job at Wolves. They have become a difficult side to play under his tenure and his relationship with Jorde Mendes has helped the team sign some big name players like Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

Nuno is now linked with a move to a bigger side, perhaps Tottenham Hotspur or even Arsenal. Wolves fans will be thankful that his last match will be played out at home, with some amount of supporters allowed back in. It is bound to be an emotional affair at the Molineux on Sunday.

Ritwik Khanna
Economics student supporting FC Goa and Manchester United, in true masochistic way. Can be found reading Jonathan Wilson and Sid Lowe or planning a quirky trip in his free time.

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