Wolves confirm Nuno Espirito Santo has pledged his future to the club after signing a new three-year deal to stay as manager… and 46-year-old is in line for bumper pay rise
- Nuno Espirito Santo has penned a new three-year contract as Wolves manager
- The 46-year-old has led the club from the Championship to the Europa League
- Wolves chairman Jeff Shi labelled Nuno as the club’s ‘special one’ after the deal
- It is understood Nuno will receive a pay rise from his previous £3million terms
Wolves have confirmed Nuno Espirito Santo has penned a new three-year deal to remain as the club’s manager.
Sportsmail reported this week that Nuno had been waiting from the green light from his agent to officially put pen to paper – and the 46-year-old has now signalled his intention to stay at the club for the long term.
The news comes the day before Wolves open their new Premier League campaign at Sheffield United.
Wolves have confirmed boss Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new three-year deal at the club
Nuno had just one year remaining on his previous deal, but the Wolves hierarchy were keen to reach an agreement over an extension.
The Portuguese coach has led Wolves from the Championship and into the Europa League during his three-year stint, and the club continued their impressive form under him with a seventh-placed finish last season.
He told the club’s website: ‘I feel good. Ready for it. Looking forward to it. Working really hard for it, 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.
Nuno has led Wolves from the Championship and into the Europa League during his tenure
‘Let’s prepare well, let’s challenge, do the way we do things, fight for it.’
Club chairman Jeff Shi has labelled Nuno as Wolves’ ‘special one’, and hailed his work at the helm since joining in 2017.
‘Nuno really is the special one to Wolves,’ chairman Jeff Shi said.
‘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.’
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has hailed Nuno as the club’s ‘special one’ after the announcement
It is understood that Nuno will receive a significant pay rise from his initial £3million deal.
Assistant head coach Rui Silva, first-team coach Julio Figueroa, his assistant Joao Lapa, goalkeeping coach Rui Barbosa and fitness coach Antonio Dias are also expected to stay.
Nuno had been considered by Arsenal for their vacancy after the sacking of Unai Emery, although the north London outfit eventually opted to hire Mikel Arteta.
Nuno is expected to receive a substantial pay rise from his initial £3million contract at Wolves
The announcement clearing up his future has come after Wolves brought in two new additions this summer.
Nuno had sent a clear message to the board that they needed to recruit to reinforce his small squad.
A club-record £35m was spent on young forward Fabio Silva from Porto, with defender Marcal and midfielder Vitinha also arriving.
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