Wolves boss Espirito Santo signs new deal

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new three-year deal with EPL club Wolves.
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new three-year deal with EPL club Wolves.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' manager Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League club.

The 46-year-old Portuguese has been leading Wolves since May 2017 and after three seasons in charge, he guided them to their first European quarter-final in 50 years during last season's Europa League campaign.

They have also been consistently challenging for a top-eight finish in the Premier League and made a run to the FA Cup semi-finals in 2019.

However, Santo prefers to focus on the games ahead as they prepare for their opening 2020-21 Premier League fixture against Sheffield United on Monday.

"Because it's a new cycle, no matter what you did before, it's about what's in front of us and this is what we think we should do," said Espirito Santo.

"Let's prepare well, let's challenge, do the way we do things, fight for it.

"The club is growing, the project is moving forward step by step, each day with the same ambition of becoming a big, big club."

Executive chairman Jeff Shi said: "Nuno really is the special one to Wolves. He's also my teacher in football.

"He's brought us a clear identity, and all the work we have done to build our first team over the last three years started from the identity created in Nuno's head.

"He is a guy born for football, living for football."

Australian Associated Press