Nuno Espirito Santo expresses commitment as Wolves focus on season run-in


The Portuguese coach has 11 months remaining on his current deal.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is committed to Wolves and does not plan on leaving the club any time soon.

The 46-year-old has just under a year remaining on his contract, with reports recently emerging that he will soon sign an extension.

Wolves have enjoyed success during Nuno’s three years at Molineux, romping to the Championship title in his first year in charge before finishing seventh during their first season back in the Premier League and qualifying for the Europa League.

Wanderers, currently sixth in the table, remain on course for European football again next season and could even qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League when that competition resumes next month.

His work at Molineux has seen Nuno linked with vacant managerial posts at Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham but he has remained with Wolves – and intends to do so next season too.

“I have 11 months left on my contract, so the contract is there,” said Nuno. “We have to focus on what we are committed to and when you sign something, your obligation is to see it through.

“It will happen, I still have a contract so there’s no point in thinking about anything else,” he said.

“We have two Premier League games and a draw against Olympiakos to still happen – when you have a contract and sign something, you have to commit.

“We have to play Monday against Crystal Palace and then Sunday and still have the Europa League so we still have a lot of things ahead of us to focus on.

“We go game by game and we have a lot of things to focus on on a daily basis to get distracted by other things.”

Nuno will check on the fitness of his players ahead of the visit of Palace.

There are a handful of players nursing minor aches and pains after a demanding run of four matches in 12 days and the Portuguese will assess his squad.

Adama Traore has featured in the last two games despite dislocating his shoulder at Sheffield United on July 8. The likes of Jonny, Leander Dendoncker, Matt Doherty and Pedro Neto will be hoping for recalls.