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Friday 20 September 2019

'Doctor' Nuno believes Wolves in excellent nick

Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves have the perfect remedy for success ahead of being awarded an honorary doctorate.

The Molineux coach will become a doctor of sport after the University of Wolverhampton recognised his contribution to the club's rise in the Premier League.

Nuno (45) will be presented with the honour on the pitch before today's visit of Fulham and feels Wolves are in the best of health.

"When you perform well and achieve good results against tough teams and opponents, it always increases the levels of confidence," Nuno said.

"The focus is always to improve in training and then try to perform well in the competition.

"We've always been able to bounce back. In life, in football, there are not always good moments, so you have to react to those that don't go so well by doing what you always do.

"We always speak of unity and togetherness and the players have shown a lot to bounce back - mainly character."

Beating Fulham would virtually ensure Nuno's side finish seventh in their first season back in the top flight for six years.

Seventh place would bank Wolves an extra £27million on top of any TV money and would give them a route back to Europe for the first time since 1980 if Watford lose in the FA Cup final to Manchester City.

Nuno refused to entertain talk of the Europa League but said he was pleased to be recognised for Wolves' achievements.

"I'm very proud and honoured. I've always been very well received by everybody," he added.

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