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Nuno Herlander Simoes Espirito Santo is from Portugal. He is 43 years old and has previously worked as a goalkeeping coach with Panathinaikos and Malaga. He has taken charge of 190 games while winning a total of 91 putting him above any Wolves manager in the past 50 years as he averaged a win percentage of 47.9%.
Nuno speaks fluent English and has maximum desire to work in English football. He said in an interview with Guardian last year, "(England) is the league that I enjoy most. I love watching the Premier League. One day I am going to coach there, I am sure of it. I love it, I want to be there.
"If it takes longer, I don't know. If it takes less, maybe. But one day."
Nuno Santo has been appointed as Wolves new manager. He replaced the former manager Paul Lambert as he signs a three-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Wolves recent season performance can be described as a yo-yo season since they were relegated from the premier league in 2012 after finishing at the bottom of the table. The situation got worse in the second season after they suffered a drastic drop for the second season in a row. Their performance skyrocketed as they emerged winner of League One in 2013/14 and now have taken a positive move on a return to the top.
Nuno was a goalkeeper during his playing days as he appeared between the sticks for eight different clubs. Nuno worked under Mourinho as he scored his only career goal against Varzim in the Taca de Portugal quarter final. The goal came from a late penalty strike. He won a couple of awards during his playing career. He has added a Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup and Champions League to his name. He barely has knowledge of Premier League football as he has never played for an English club. Although, he has played against English teams in European competitions.
Nuno, who recently left Porto, was a former goalkeeper that has achieved an exquisite five-year managerial career since his first job with the Portuguese side Rio Ave in 2012. He took the club to two domestic cup finals in 2014 making them qualify for the Europa League for the first time in the history of the club. In his two seasons as the boss of Rio Ave, he led them to the sixth ad eleventh position respectively. During his time as a coach, he won 32 of his 79 games averaging a point of 1.43 per game.
Nuno continued his managerial career as he moved to Valencia. In 2015, He qualified the club for the Champions League as he finished in the fourth position after obtaining a memorable 2-1 victory against Real Madrid. He returned to Porto at the start of the season after resigning in November 2015 as Valencia's manager with the club finishing ninth position in La Liga following a defeat to Sevilla. He won over half of his game as he managed the club. He also clinched three La Liga Manager of the month's award before Sky Sports pundit Garry Neville took over.
The Dragons of Porto finished second with six points below the Champions Benfica under Nuno's management. He took over from Jose Peseiro at the Estadio Do Dragao and Porto only lost two games all season. They were Knocked out by Juventus in the Champions League round of 16 after winning Leicester 5-0 along the way. Nuno left Porto by mutual consent.