As officially confirmed by the club, Nuno Espirito Santo and Wolverhampton Wanderers have reached an agreement on an agreed termination of cooperation. The Portuguese will lead the team for the last time in the final round of the current season, on Sunday at Molineux against Manchester United (17.00).
During four seasons on the bench of the Wolves, Espirito Santo won a place in the Premier League as the champion of the Championship, and then in two consecutive seasons, he won the seventh place on the table of the elite rank of English football.
His generation also wrote the history of the club, as the first to reach the quarterfinals of European competition (Europa League) after almost half a century. He is leaving Molineux as the fifth coach with the longest mandate in the post-war era.
He led the Wolves in 198 games, achieved 95 victories, with 49 draws and 54 defeats (goal difference 276: 207). "From the first day I arrived in Compton, our ambitions were to make a positive change and push this football club and I am proud to say that we have done it."
"We have aged our goals, we have done it with a lot of passion and together. First of all, I would like to thank the fans, who played an important role in raising the club to a new level, as well as all the locals, who accepted us and made us feel at home."
"I want to thank them for their support and full commitment throughout each day. Most importantly, I want to thank every player we have worked with since we have been here, for their loyalty, dedication, hard work, and talent."
"They have made this wonderful journey possible . Sunday will be a very emotional day, but I am happy that there will be fans on Molineux, so we can live this last special moment as a pack "
Jeff Shi on a farewell
Club CEO Jeff Shi also spoke.
"Nuno brought us incredibly special moments, which we will never forget, but every chapter comes to an end. His loyalty and dedication have been immeasurable over the years and we cannot thank him enough for the progress he has made with the Wolves."
"Sunday will be a very special day, we will welcome the fans for the first time in a year, but it will also serve as an appropriate farewell for someone who will forever remain an important part of Wolverhampton's history.
" It is not yet known where Nuno Espirito Santo could continue his career, but speculations have already started about who could succeed him. It is expected to be another Portuguese expert, and the favorite, for now, is former Benfica coach Bruno Lage.
Among the candidates is the head of the Porto profession, Sergio Conceicao, whose contract with Porto expires at the end of the season, but who also announced that he could take a year off from his coaching job.