Former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has completed a shock move. He has agreed to become the manager of Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
The Portuguese manager was without a team after getting sacked at Tottenham. However, his appointment was confirmed by Al-Ittihad’s official Twitter account
THE STORY OF NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO MANAGERIAL CAREER
Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed as Wolves boss in 2017. He enjoyed instant success with the club. He won the Championship title. The club achieved promotion to the Premier League. In his first season in top-flight football, he guided them to a seventh-place finish in 2019. This also helped the secure a Europa League spot.
However, Nuno Espirito Santo failed to maintain this momentum. In 2021, he left the club after four seasons . The Portuguese then pursued other vacant roles within the Premier League. . However, he eventually took charge at Tottenham Hotspur.
THE DOWNFALL OF THE FORMER WOLVES MANAGER
Although, he failed to replicate his success in North London. He was sacked after five months . However, He was replaced by Antonio Conte. The Italian helped the club achieve Champions League football.However, Nuno’s bad record had hit his managerial career badly.
However, were no European sides in the race for his managerial services. Although, it was his fault. Many Tottenham players described his management as a bad part of their careers. Joe Hart even accused him of being rude to him. He said the coach said to him “I’ll speak first. Let’s be absolutely clear, no matter what happens, you’ll not kick a ball this year.”‘I had got on really well at the club, people had bought into what I was trying to bring and I was like: “Right, okay.” Such were the memories of the Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham.
Nuno will now make his return to coaching this season in Saudi Arabia. Nuno himself in an announcement via Al-Ittihad’s Twitter account. The manager said: “It is an honor for me to join the greatest club in Saudi Arabia, Al-Ittihad. See you soon.”
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