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Wolves boss Nuno confident Kevin Thelwell will be replaced

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is confident the club will get the right replacement in after the departure of sporting director Kevin Thelwell.

Nuno Espirito Santo (AMA)

Thelwell, who was also on the board, has left Molineux after 11 years to join MLS side New York Red Bulls as head of sport.

And Nuno, whose charges take on Leicester at home tomorrow (8pm), is sorry to see him go.

"It's always disappointing to see someone going but Kevin had a new chance, a new challenge, that he wanted to embrace," said the Wolves chief.

"I remember the first meeting I had about coming to Wolves, it was with Kevin and Laurie (Dalrymple, former managing director) – and both of them are not here anymore.

"It was a big pleasure to work with Kevin."

However, when asked if he is concerned about the club's direction after Thelwell's decision to leave, Nuno said: "No, I'm not concerned.

Kevin Thelwell (Credit: Wolves)

"The club is going to take the decisions they have to take and replace the people with quality people also.

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"The future is there. More important than us as individuals is the club.

"Wolves is in a growing process and everybody has helped.

"So, whoever comes has to keep the same philosophy – helping, working and improving the club."

Nuno, meanwhile, confirmed Adama Traore is 'OK' despite dislocating his shoulder last time out at Manchester United.

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"Everybody with the exception of Ruben Vinagre (hamstring) is available," added Nuno.

"It is less worrying (for Traore) because he is strong. There's a lot of people taking care of him.

"The problem is there, of course, and it takes time to settle down. But he is OK."

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Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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