NO MORE NUNO: Wolves boss to STEP DOWN after Sunday
Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced that manager Nuno Espirito Santo will take charge of his final game at Wolves on Sunday.
The Portuguese boss took charge of Wolves in 2017 and has overseen a remarkable revival at Molineux.
Wolves were in the bottom half of the Championship when Nuno took over yet they won the division in his first year in charge.
That meant a return to the Premier League for the first time in six years.
In their first season back, Nuno led Wolves to a seventh-place finish, qualifying for the Europa League in the process.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Wolverhampton.
Following promotion, Nuno signed a new deal at the club which lasted until the end of this season.
Wolves statement as Nuno is set to depart
A club statement expressed the move was mutually agreed upon and put on record the club's achievements under Nuno.
It read: "Wolves can confirm head coach Nuno Espírito Santo will leave the club, by mutual agreement, after Sunday’s match against Manchester United.
"In four seasons at Molineux, Nuno has led Wolves to the Premier League as EFL Championship champions and recorded back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in the top-flight.
"His side became the first Wolves team to reach the quarter-finals of European competition for nearly 50 years, and he will exit the club as its fifth longest-serving manager of the post-war era."
Rumours suggest the former Porto boss could be set for North London to take over at Tottenham Hotspur next season.
Wolves fans will be eager to see who comes next for their club.
It also brings into question the futures of their top players, particularly those from Portugal.
Speculation will follow regarding the future of the likes of Ruben Neves and Fabio Silva.
Adama Traore has been consistently linked with moves elsewhere in the past.
The fans will hope Nuno's departure, as hard as it may be, doesn't impact the success built too much.
Sunday will be emotional - Nuno as he prepares to leave Wolves
The Wolves boss released a statement thanking the fans, players and his staff at the club.
He says without the support from all involved, none of the success would have been possible.
It's fitting that fans will be in attendance to say goodbye to their beloved boss and he is happy they can share "one last special moment together".
“We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together," Nuno said.
"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.
"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, 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."
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