Nuno is a legend. The last 12 months werenít great but I think that was Covid and Jimenezí injury. Given a proper pre-season, relative social normality and a bigger squad I think heíll do a grand job.
30-odd years as a season ticket holder and Iíve never seen a coach transform mediocre players like Nuno did. Doherty and Coady went from middling-championship shufflers to premier league quality in the space of a pre-season. Yes, their progress was due to the shape and rigidity of the system, but if he can do that with bang average players like those two he can do it with quality players as well.
Similarly, he turned Jiminez from a bit-part player at Benfica (and not first choice CF for his national team) to one of the best centre forwards in the Premier League.
I still think we were wrong to sack him and Iím very uncertain of our future. I wouldnít have any doubts about us next season if Nuno was there. I know Evertonís ambitions and expectations are grander than ours but Iíd have been confident in us vastly improving next season if Nuno was given a proper pre-season. Iíd have been confident of us challenging for Europe/a trophy. Now we are thrust into uncertainty with Lage and whatever the summer holds.
The only downside of Nuno is that, even when we were beating teams at 60%effort in the championship, we never really battered anyone. I think we put 4 past a couple of teams but never dicked teams like we should have done. At one stage we were all putting a quid on us scoring 7 before a home match ( we were that dominant) but unfortunately we didnít go all out to batter teams.
Even though we handed BFS and those ####ing baggoes down the road 4 points this season, I (nor any of my Wolves mates whose opinions I value) will hear a bad word against the bloke.
Still gutted heís gone but glad he didnít go to some poxy club like Palace!!!