Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo will leave at the end of this season, the Premier League club have announced.
The Portuguese boss guided the club from the Championship and into the Europa League, while he also became the first boss to guide a Wolves team into a European quarter-final for almost 50 years last season.
However, after two consecutive seventh-placed finishes, things haven’t gone as well for Nuno this term with the club currently 12th in the Premier League.
And Wolves announced on Friday afternoon that Nuno would take charge of their final match against Manchester United at the weekend before leaving the club.
On leaving, Nuno told the club’s official website: “Since the first day we arrived at Compton, our ambition was to make a positive change and push this football club forward, and I am proud to say that we did that every single day. We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together.
“Firstly, I want to thank the supporters, who have all played such an important part in helping us reach new heights for Wolves, and the people of the city, who embraced us and made us feel at home.
“I, of course, want to thank all of the staff at Wolves, for their support and total commitment, every single day.
“Most importantly, I want to thank each-and-every player that we’ve worked with since the day we started, for their loyalty, their dedication, hard work and talent. They are the ones who have made this amazing journey possible for us.
“Sunday will be a very emotional day, but I am so happy that the fans will be back in Molineux and we can share one last special moment together, as one pack.”
After four seasons at the club, this Sunday will be Nuno Espirito Santo’s final game in charge of Wolves.
Thank you, Nuno.
— Wolves (@Wolves) May 21, 2021
Speaking about Nuno’s impending departure, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi said: “Nuno has brought us some incredibly special moments at Wolves that will never be forgotten, but every chapter comes to an end.
“His loyalty and dedication over the last four years has been immeasurable, and we cannot thank him enough for the progress he has made for Wolves.
“Sunday was already going to be a very special day, welcoming our supporters back for the first time in more than a year; but it will also now be a fitting goodbye for someone who will forever remain an important part of Wolves history.”