COLLINS DOUBTS NUNO WOULD HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Neill Collins has shared his thoughts on the new coach at MolineuxNunoEspirito Santo who agreed a three year deal with the club.
Collins knows the new boss as they worked together on their coaching badges in 2011.
Collins opines that the manager is someone who is straight forward and “pretty open.” The Portuguese had his first foray into football management with Rio Ave after receiving his coaching badge. He used to be a third choice keeper under Jose Mourinho at Porto before he moved to management. Nuno met Ian Cathro, the current Hearts boss at the course, and took him along for the Rio Ave role.
Collins says historically coaches do not hit the ground running so he is afraid for Nuno. However, he added that David Wagner did not play or manage a team before in the Championship and he did well.
The former player said he has remained in touch with happenings of the club over time. He said the “upturn and upheaval” at the club would also be a hindrance to Nuno when he takes over. He says Nuno would need to build his team from scratch as most successful teams in the Championship take a few years to form.
Wolves have been criticized for their transfer signings last year. Collins said aside the happenings on the pitch when new signings do not perform in games despite their transfer fees; it causes division in the dressing room. He adds that when the foreign players deliver then the players and fans can be won over.
He advised Nuno and Wolves to get the recruitment right if they want to help the club stand on its feet as soon as possible. The team had three managers and spent on the transfer market but finished 15th, so Nuno has a lot of his plate.