Nuno: We will play Wolves way in Premier League

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo has suggested he won’t change his tactics next season as Wolves set about imprinting their philosophy in the Premier League.

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Wolves played 3-4-3 every game last season and won the league title with four games to spare.

Head coach Nuno has spoken regularly of his ‘idea’ and Wolves’ philosophy – and says the team believe in what they’re doing.

“I am able to say now, not 100 per cent, but we will stick with it,” he said. “We believe in it and we want to achieve an identity.

“Now we have to work on it. I am not obsessed about making an impression on the Premier League. I want to build a team who can play home and away the same – never change. Let’s try to do it.

“It’s not the style, it’s the idea. It’s the way we want to be.

“I will plan, I will think, but when you have such a good base to work on you do not change.”

Wolves are now lining up their summer transfer targets – and Nuno believes they and other clubs may have to wait until the World Cup is finished before many players make a move.

“If you have targets you have A, B and C,” he said. “If A is good, fine, if not you go to B and then to C.


“Every time there is a World Cup or a European Championships the market changes so things will not move until the World Cup is almost done.

“Because what moves the wheel is the big things so you have to wait.

“Seasons that have a World Cup or European Championship should be prepared in different ways because everything changes.

“A big club buys a big player and they need a replacement so they just go and pay your buy-out clause so everything changes.


“Or one player that you didn’t know is suddenly having a very good World Cup and you go and get him.

“Or the other way around - the agents of the players that don’t decide their lives yet are waiting on the World Cup so everything goes slowly.

“You have to be as well prepared as you can to have a good base of what you want, to have targets B, C. D, E, whatever, and be in the market.”

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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