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Exclusive: Carlton Palmer surprised by Wolves boss Nuno Santo

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former England international Carlton Palmer has claimed that one Wolves man has “really surprised” in recent years.

The Midlands outfit have established themselves amongst the elite in the Premier League already since their promotion from the Championship in 2018, finishing in seventh place in back-to-back campaigns.

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They also enjoyed a run to the Europa League quarter-finals where they lost to eventual winners, Sevilla.

And the ex-West Brom and Leeds United midfielder believes it’s all down to Old Gold manager Nuno Santo.

He told FFC:

“The one that I would say has really surprised me is the manager of Wolves.

“I think he’s built a terrific team. I know that in the Championship he had an awful lot of money to spend. I come back to having the tools to do the job. They’ve given him the tools to do the job, and he’s delivered.

“He’s also delivered in the Premier League.”

Once again, the Molineux side are in the hunt for a place in Europe once again as they find themselves sat in ninth place, ahead of Man City and Arsenal, after the opening eight league matches.

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Nuno has steered his side to four wins, one draw and three defeats but are the lowest scorers inside the top ten.

The Athletic’s Tim Spiers echoed these thoughts on his podcast, ‘The Molineux View‘ back in August, as he claimed the Portuguese boss had done “special things” with this group of players, adding that it had been an “unbelievable” miracle.

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The 46-year-old was appointed in May 2017, his fourth managerial job of his career having held a similar position at Rio Ave, Valencia and Porto, the club at which he was twice a goalkeeper.

Although not everyone has been a fan of the Wolf Pack leader, former Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock described him as a “total disgrace” who showed a “lack of class” in one foul-mouthed rant back in 2018.

Either way, Nuno has been Wolves’ best manager in a very long time, recording a win percentage of 51.8%.

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