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Wolves are ready to offer manager Nuno Espirito Santo a new three-year contract.
The 46-year-old has performed well since taking over at Molineux back in 2017. With his squad bolstered by significant investment from the club’s Chinese owners, Espirito Santo guided the club to the Championship title during his maiden season.
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Since returning to Premier League, Wolves have also performed well, securing back to back seventh placed finishes. According to the Sun, the Wanderers are hoping to reward Santo for this consistent success by offering him a new three-year deal.
Following their exit from the Europa League at the hands of Sevilla, the former Valencia boss called on the club to invest in his paper thin squad. Despite their 2019/2020 season lasting over a year due to the coronavirus crisis and an extended European qualification campaign, Wolves only used a 21 players – a Premier League low.
The club’s ownership seems to have responded to Espirito Santo’s request, recently sealing two signings with a third on the way soon. FC Porto wonderkid Fábio Silva joined for a club record £36m last week, while Lyon left-back Marcal has also arrived for a more modest £1.8m.
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Following the signing of Silva, the club’s executive chairman Jeff Shi dropped a big hint that Espirito Santo would be offered fresh terms.
“Fabio has the potential to be a generational talent and for us to see him develop under Nuno is very exciting,” he said.
“Every deal the club does — this deal, any following deals, sales of players — are all about supporting Nuno.”
The Wolves squad is set to be bolstered further by the arrival of Porto midfielder Vitor Ferreira on loan. The 20-year-old made 12 appearances for the Dragons last season and is highly rated in Portugal.