Wolves journalist Tim Nash has been sharing some details on the recent departure of Nuno Espirito Santo from the Midlands club.
This comes after Nash made a guest appearance on the Always Wolves Podcast, where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Old Gold.
On the subject of Espirito Santo and his recent departure from the club, Nash had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Well, first of all, I’d like to say that I was very sad to see him go, and it hit me like the bombshell like it did everybody else. It was a shock, there was no inkling whatsoever in the lead up to it.
“After a lot of phone calls, I managed to find out that indeed he was sacked, and I know fans probably were in just as much disbelief as I was, really, but especially when you consider that he’d been sacked five days before, so before the Everton game.
“I think that was the biggest news to come out of the initial announcement, for Wolves to have done that to a manager who has an even better win record than Stan Cullis, I think says a lot for how ruthless Fosun can be when they want to be.”
Espirito Santo was appointed as Wolves’ manager back in the summer of 2017 after having previous spells in charge of Porto and Valencia. During his time at Molineux, the 47-year-old took charge of 199 matches in which they won 96, drew 46 and lost 57 along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Tim Nash’s comments on Nuno’s exit from Wolves…
Given how the official statement on Espirito Santo’s departure from the club claimed that it was through a mutual agreement that he would step down from his position, it’s certainly intriguing to hear Nash’s claim that the club actually came to the decision to sack him before their penultimate match of the season against Everton.
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Taking into account how Wolves managed to end the season in the bottom half of the table after two previous 7th-place finishes under Espirito Santo, this could have potentially been a factor in why the club could have taken the decision to sack him.
In our view, if Nash’s claims are true that Wolves decided to sack Espirito Santo before the Everton game then they must have had their reasons as to why they claimed he left through a mutual agreement. Either way, with Bruno Lage set to be announced as their new boss, it seems that they haven’t had any issue in moving on from Espirito Santo.