The Portuguese coach has spent the last four years at Molineux, but will depart the Wolverhampton club following Sunday’s finale to 2020-21 campaign

Wolves have announced that Nuno Espirito Santo will leave the club this summer. His final match in charge will be against Manchester United on Sunday.

It was time for the Portuguese tactician to move on from Molineux, where he won promotion and established himself among the Premier League elite.

He walks away with the full support of the Wolves board, with remarkable progress made by a manager who will be the club’s fifth longest-serving of the post-war era.

DID ANYTHING HAPPEN?

Nuno said of his decision to leave Wolves: “We have worked hard every day to make a positive difference and develop this football club, and I am proud to say that every single day, we achieved our goals with passion and 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.

“I need to thank every player we have worked with since we started, for their loyalty, dedication, hard work and talent. They are the ones who have made it possible for us to reach this amazing destination.

“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.”

Executive chairman Jeff Shi added: “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.”

WHERE DOES NUNO GO FROM HERE?

The 47-year-old former goalkeeper has offered no indication as to where he will be heading next, or whether an immediate return to the training field will be sought.

Spurs, who are still searching for a new coach, have mooted a move for Nuno, whose former teammate Jose Mourinho left the club in April.

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