Nuno Espirito Santo Appointed As Head Coach

Jeff Shi's thoughts on new man at the helm

Wolves are delighted to announce the arrival of Nuno Espiríto Santo as the club’s new Head Coach.


Nuno takes over in the Molineux hotseat after guiding Porto to a second placed finish last season, and the last 16 of the Champions League.


Prior to that the 43-year-old spent 18 months at Valencia where he guided them to a fourth placed finish.


A goalkeeper capped at Portugal Under-21 level in his playing days, Nuno started his coaching career with Rio Ave, taking them to the Portuguese Cup and League Cup semi finals, and the Europa League for the first time in the club’s history. 


Also arriving with Nuno are three new coaches as part of a revamped Wolves’ backroom staff.


Rui Pedro Silva arrives as assistant head coach, Rui Barbosa as goalkeeping coach and Antonio Dias as fitness coach.


Wolves main director Jeff Shi says: “I first got to know Nuno two years ago, and, at that time, we hadn’t taken over Wolves.


“But when talking to him, I was impressed by his football tactics.


“Since the very beginning of the Wolves project, Fosun has been very clear on our strategic thinking and philosophy, and has huge ambition and confidence to achieve our goals.


“In a sense, we are very glad to find Nuno with a football philosophy that is similar to ours.


“He has an impressive track record in the top divisions in Spain and Portugal, and took Porto to the knockout stages of the Champions League last season.


“We are all looking forward to working with Nuno and his staff, and are excited about what he can achieve with Wolves as we go into the new season and beyond.”


Wolves would like to welcome Nuno and the new backroom team to Molineux and wish them well in their respective roles.


Nuno will be introduced to the media at a press conference tomorrow morning.