Back in September following a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace, some Wolves fans on Twitter made a bizarre claim.
The Molineux faithful on Twitter were calling for Nuno Espirito Santo to leave the club following the draw at Selhurst Park, in which Diogo Jota’s stoppage-time goal salvaged a point for the misfiring side from the Midlands.
Back then, Wolves were yet to win a Premier League game having drawn to Leicester, Manchester United and Burnley in the opening three fixtures, before defeat to Everton and Chelsea preceded their draw in south London.
It wasn’t an ideal start to the campaign, although things had been complicated by the Europa League qualifying rounds which began on June 25th, when most sides were still on their pre-season break.
Now, however, these Wolves fans look stupid.
Not good enough nuno out get a real manager like Jose moutinho in asap and win the champions league like with Porto pls.!
— alex bates (@alexbat43400522) September 22, 2019
Nuno go home
— Doktor? (@spartacruz32) September 22, 2019
— Rob Morris (@RobJamesMorris) September 22, 2019
Nuno has one idea and it’s great until everyone works it out. Then he’s got nothing. Time to go sadly.
— Colin Peppiatt (@ColinPep1) September 22, 2019
#nunoout aswell shambolic start of the season
— Asatenko (@Eklipze10) September 22, 2019
Game over. Nuno out
— Jai ? (@J_WWFC) September 22, 2019
Since that day in SE25, Nuno has guided his men up to sixth in the Premier League, all while using just 20 players – the lowest amount of any side in England’s top-flight.
Incredibly, Wolves have lost just four games from 24 Premier League outings since that draw against Crystal Palace, recording fine scalps against Manchester City on two occasions and also against Tottenham.
The Portuguese coach has also steered Wolves to the last 16 of the Europa League, where they registered a 1-1 draw away to Olympiakos before the season came to a halt.
Having demanded his departure back in September, we bet these Wolves fans are feeling pretty silly right now.
In other news, this 29-year-old has been Nuno’s glue this season despite making just 13 league starts…