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Name Nuno Espirito Santo
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Club as Coach Wolves Wanderers
  Porto FC
2017 05 31
Wolves announced former Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach, the day after Paul Lambert had left the club, while Wigan appointed former Portsmouth boss Paul Cook

2019 12 26 Retrieve

[Wolves boss ​Nuno Espirito Santo thinking about transfers ‘every day’] Every moment of the day, I’m thinking. I’m thinking about how things can be better for us – every day. It’s every day

2020 06 21 Retrieve

[Wolves’ substitutions changed the game as they earned a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened West Ham thanks to goals from Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto] We performed well, we played good. We were very organised and controlled the game. We didn’t create many final actions, but we produced a lot of situations

In the second half, we had some speed, some more accuracy in delivery, so we did well. We needed this to feel we are really back again; it’s too bad, the fans should be here, but it’s different for us and everybody. It’s good to have football back, let’s try to produce good games so the people watching enjoy

The players will never get used to it, let’s hope and pray something comes along like a vaccine so we can play in front of fans again

2020 06 23 Retrieve

[Nuno Espirito Santo unsure if Adama Traore will remain at Wolves] I don’t know. He is here now and he has trained well today and he is ready to go [play] tomorrow. It is day by day, no speculation, and [we] just focus on what we have to do and prepare for Bournemouth

[Traore has developed a reputation as an impact substitute but the former Barcelona trainee is pushing strongly for a starting place against Bournemouth, although Nuno refused to be drawn on his team selection] He must keep working. Adama is a special player, he is unique, and I think when he is on the pitch he already has an impact on the game. Of course he has things to improve and then after that it is our decision how we use players and manage the team in the game plan and the moment. The momentum and the moment we are in after three months of activity, we have a lot of things to judge on and try to make the right decisions.

Bournemouth are a good team. It is a team that plays good football and has very good players and a fantastic manager. The games are so tough and what is happening to Bournemouth can happen to anyone. A bad run is very difficult to bounce back from but I have all the respect and admiration for Bournemouth

2020 06 26 Retrieve

[Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says Champions League not needed to keep stars] I don’t think that’s the reason they are here. The reason is they enjoy working together so we don’t have to achieve anything to retain them. At no point am I thinking about it. We don’t think about that (the top four). There’s no race for anything, the race is to compete, improve and make good games. This is the challenge for every team in this moment. I’m very proud of the work we have been doing. We have begun to build something, we did the right things and we are still in a building process. We have achieved important and remarkable things but still have a long way to go, there is still a lot of room to improve. When we started we didn’t know what was in front of us but we know we had a fantastic club to take care of and try to become as huge as it was in its past history

I expect Villa to be very difficult because they have good players. The table doesn’t mean anything, in this mini tournament we have anything is possible. We look at Villa as a strong opponent. I appreciate Dean (Smith), I respect him a lot. We are rivals and it’s special for us.

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Wolves kept up their 100 per cent record since the Premier League’s return with a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa on Saturday] We have a good week now to recover. It’s a tough cycle, this was a third game in a week and we know what is in front of us. We have to prepare ourselves for the next challenge

We know what is in front of us, we know how we do things. The how is more important, how we prepare ourselves for the next one. We have to reinvent ourselves for a tough challenge

2020 07 04 Retrieve

[Champions League spot not on Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s mind] There never was and there never will be [any thoughts about qualifying for the Champions League]. Because it is day-by-day, day by day. Tomorrow is Saturday and we play Arsenal. I am not thinking about anything else

It will be a different game tomorrow. Arsenal changed their manager last year - and he has different ideas - but they are a very talented squad. So tomorrow is a new one. New things will happen, new situations will require new answers from us.

You can see different things [from Arsenal now]. I think Mikel (Arteta) is trying to put his ideas across. The talent of the players at the club is immense. Big club, big players and we expect a tough, tough challenge. It will require a lot from, a lot, a lot, a lot

2020 07 04b Retrieve

[Wolves’ success since restart under Nuno Espirito Santo is down to style] You go and play with your friends and bring Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo and Messi. I will bring me, Max [Fitzgerald, the head of media] and Alison [Matthews, the first-team administrator] and we will win the game. Everything begins here. Everybody in the squad knows the tasks that they have to work on in training and in competition. They go home knowing what they are going to find tomorrow. Every player goes into the game knowing the process and what we want to achieve

The utopia is to have a shape that can cope with everything. What we want is to build something that can cope with every moment of a game. When you have the ball and when you don’t have the ball. When you have to chase a result and when you have to protect

2020 07 05 Retrieve

[Arsenal brought Wolves’ charge for the top four to a screeching halt with goals from Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette giving the Gunners a 2-0 win at Molineux] It was a balanced first half. I think both teams were organised, good possession, not too many chances with the expectation of one moment where we lose a little bit of our organisation and focus and Arsenal scored

In the second half, I think we started better. We started pressing and really put Arsenal deep on the pitch, creating chances or a moment we could go for the draw, but we knew as the game goes by, it becomes dangerous in the counter-attack and Arsenal have good players. It was not the best of games but the work was there so let’s go for the next one.

It doesn’t change the way we see things. Other results and the table is not what guides us, what guides us is how we did things today and we wanted to do things that we would not be able to do. Credit to Arsenal but we much improve our circulation much faster and don’t focus on anything else, only focus about how we want to do things and prepare for the next challenge

2020 07 05b Retrieve

[Manager Nuno Espirito Santo says league position coupled with other results from the teams around them will not change the way they are approaching the final few games of the season] It was a balanced first half. I think both teams were organised, good possession, not too many chances with the exception of one moment where we lose a little bit of our organisation and focus and Arsenal scored

In the second half, I think we started better. We started pressing and really put Arsenal deep on the pitch, creating chances or a moment we could go for the draw, but we knew as the game goes by, it becomes dangerous in the counter-attack and Arsenal have good players. It was not the best of games but the work was there so let’s go for the next one.

It doesn’t change the way we see things. Other results and the table is not what guides us, what guides us is how we did things today and we wanted to do things that we would not be able to do. Credit to Arsenal but we must improve our circulation much faster and don’t focus on anything else, only focus about how we want to do things and prepare for the next challenge

2020 07 07 Retrieve

[Nuno Espirito Santo not phased by claims Raul Jimenez should join Manchester United] It’s not an issue for us, we have a competition and a game to play. We have a lot of things in front of us. It’s not the moment to think about anything else. I’m sure Raul is totally, 100 per cent focused on what he has to do at Wolves. They are things which you can’t control, it’s up to you to decide if you pay attention or not. I admire Tata (Martino), he is a big manager, and honestly it doesn’t distract us

2020 07 07b Retrieve

[Sheffield United are four points behind in ninth with Nuno paying tribute to opposite number Chris Wilder] We know Sheffield [United], I know Chris. When we played them I started looking at their process, they played the same players in League One and then he goes to the Championship and the Premier League with the same core - he is the real magician

2020 07 09 Retrieve

[John Egan’s 93rd-minute winner earned Sheffield United a crucial 1-0 victory that kept their European dream alive and dented Wolves’ in the process] It could have gone both ways, they had chances, we had chances. It’s hard to create chances against Sheffield United, they press really high and that requires different things from us as a team. But we created chances with clear counter attacks where we should have done better. In the end it looked it was going to finish [with a point] but we didn’t stay focused. We must defend better at the corner

2020 07 09b Retrieve

[Nuno confirms Adama Traore shoulder injury] It’s the same issue he had before. Now let’s see how he can overcome that. He is now in pain, but he’s a strong boy. He keeps on going, fighting, jumping. It’s in his mind but he is able to overcome that

2020 07 10 Retrieve

[Nuno Espirito Santo has been named the Premier League manager of the month for June] We are pleased with the award, but as you know, the words are for all the group, especially for the medical staff who allowed us to return safely in a good way. They are our true heroes because what they have done behind the scenes was huge for us and that was what made it possible for us to compete well in the return of the competition, so this reward is for them

2020 07 10b Retrieve

[Wolves to wait until summer for Adama Traore shoulder surgery decision] I don’t know. During this period when we didn’t compete, Adama was able to do a special programme for his shoulder. What happened in the game was a setback, but he is able to deal with the pain, he is able to deal with the competition side of the game. You can see that he is almost normal. It is something that he has to overcome mentally and after, we have to address it in a proper way. But I’m totally confident that for now, he’s okay. It’s something that we have to decide together. I think he needs a scan, he needs to have a good opinion from the doctor and then we’ll decide. What is important now is that he’s okay, struggling of course because the pain is there, but he’s been able to compete.

We must be proud of how we have done things. The ‘how’ is very important with us. There are still games to go, let’s focus on that. Sometimes it’s important not to lose the perspective of things. There are some moments when you are able to see things over all the time we have been working together - it’s almost three years now - so let’s keep on being together and improving.

2020 07 12 Retrieve

[Wolves brushed aside Everton 3-0 at Molineux on Sunday with new boy Daniel Podence shining on his first Premier League start for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side] You are in pain (after a defeat) but you stand up the next morning and you have to go again. That is the game. We had a lot of actions today and didn’t concede too many chances, it’s always about trying to upgrade and raise the standards

It was not our main objective (keeping in touch with the top four), there were things we should improve. It’s not about that, it’s about trying to create and raise standards so we become a better team. Our finishes were not so good, look at the chances we had. Adama is not going to have an easier one

2020 07 15 Retrieve

[Chris Wood’s 96th-minute penalty secured a 1-1 draw for Burnley to dent Wolves’ Champions League hopes] We had plenty of the ball and created some great situations and it was a fantastic goal from Raul. It’s always hard to take […] every goal you concede is hard to take and a goal in the final moments is even harder. I always felt we were in control and the team played well. Sometimes, justice doesn’t exist in the game, this is football. The players completed well but we have to now focus on the next game. I don’t live based on ifs, I live based on reality and the reality is to prepare for the next game. I’ll only be thinking about that