Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has heaped praises on Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese gaffer is set to face his former mentor for the first time in his career when Manchester United host the newly promoted side.
Nuno was a part of the Porto squad which won the UEFA Cup in 2003 and the Champions League in the following year. The Wolves manager used to be the second choice keeper at the Portuguese club and has come a long way since then.
Nuno had a dream run in the Championship last season having qualified to the Premier League by winning the English second tier. They have also managed to create their own brand of football and became the only team in the Premier League to rob a point of title holders Manchester City.
Nuno said, “Before players, they are human beings.
“You have to look at a player that you manage – first of all, you have to know him. You have to know what moment in his life he is (in). All of this requires large knowledge of emotional aspects.
“You can’t ask a player to do what you want if he is not in the right mood.
“You have to know him, that there’s a human being in a man – with girlfriends, with family, with social problems, whatever. He knew how to take the best out of each of us. That is one of the things Mourinho did so well. I’m trying to do the same.”