Wolves have announced that manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be stepping down at the end of the season after four years in charge at Molineux.
The final Premier League game of the season against Manchester United will be his last as Wolves boss, ending a spell that has seen the Portuguese coach guide the club back into the top flight and qualify for European football.
“Since the first day we arrived at Compton, our ambition was to make a positive change and push this football club forward, and I am proud to say that we did that every single day. We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together,” Nuno said in an official statement.
“Firstly, I want to thank the supporters, who have all played such an important part in helping us reach new heights for Wolves, and the people of the city, who embraced us and made us feel at home.
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“I, of course, want to thank all of the staff at Wolves, for their support and total commitment, every single day.
“Most importantly, I want to thank each-and-every player that we’ve worked with since the day we started, for their loyalty, their dedication, hard work and talent. They are the ones who have made this amazing journey possible for us.
“Sunday will be a very emotional day, but I am so happy that the fans will be back in Molineux and we can share one last special moment together, as one pack.”
Having secured the Championship title in his first season in charge in 2017/18, Nuno guided Wolves to seventh place in each of the club’s first two years back in the top flight, their highest league finishes since 1980. The 2019/20 season also brought European football back to Wolverhampton for the first time in nearly 40 years, with the club reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Chairman Jeff Shi thanked Nuno for the ‘incredibly special moments’ he has brought the club.