The Sky Sports pundit shared that he thought the current Wolves boss and Brighton manager Chris Hughton were both worthy of being singled out, after Tottenham defender Danny Rose’s revealed in an interview with Sky Sports he wouldn’t pursue his coaching badges due to there being a lack of black players getting opportunities.
“Chris Hughton has done a great job, Nuno at Wolves has done an incredible job,” said Redknapp on Sky Sports Premier League (12:03, Saturday April 27th).
Wolves currently sit seventh in the Premier League ahead of facing Watford, after picking up 51 points from 35 matches.
Would anyone disagree with Redknapp’s assessment of the job Santo has done at Wolves? Surely not. Everyone had high hopes for Wolves once they achieved promotion from the Championship, due to how they cruised in England’s second-tier last season, but few would have backed them to finish seventh. Wolves spent the cash wisely in the transfer market and kept the core of their squad together. This approach has seen them flourish and having a capable manager like Santo to guide them, has been the cherry on top. On a few occasions this season, Santo’s tactical nous has seen Wolves pick up points where you wouldn’t expect and they have been very enjoyable to watch as a neutral. It’ll be interesting to see how Santo builds on the job he has done at Wolves this season, as you wonder if they could do even more in their 2019/20 campaign. It’s proven to be very hard to break into the Premier League’s top-six in recent seasons, but perhaps with Santo at the helm, Wolves are capable of breaking down that barrier.