Nuno Espirito Santo officially joins Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest Football Club has officially pronounced Nuno Espirito Santo as the new head coach. The Premier League club disclosed the appointment through a statement.

The statement says, “Nottingham Forest can confirm today the appointment of Nuno Espírito Santo as head coach of the first team. Nuno joins the club on a two-and-half year contract and will manage his first match on Saturday when Forest face Bournemouth at City Ground.” The club also revealed that Nuno, who has a vast experience of about 460 games, including Premier League, La Liga, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, will begin his training session with the team today as they prepare for Saturday’s Premier League match when the Reds host Bournemouth at the City Ground.

The 49-year-old started his coaching career at Rio Ave, leading the Portuguese team to two cup finals and qualification to the Europa League for the first time in history. He took charge at Valencia in 2014 and subsequently guided the Spanish side to the Champions League with a fourth-place finish in La Liga in 2014/15.

Nuno moved to England in 2017 when he took over Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his four-season stint at Molineux, he led the Wolves to the Premier League after winning the Sky Bet Championship title. Nuno also managed the Wolves’ run in Europe, reaching the Europa League quarter-finals in 2019/20.

His departure in 2021 marked the end of an impressive tenure in the West Midlands. After a period at the helm of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2021/22 season, Nuno arrived at City Ground following coaching in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad, where he led the club to win the league and the national cup last season.

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