Fulham favourite speaks highly about Wolves boss
Fulham favourite Tony Gale has spoken fondly about Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of the upcoming Championship clash at Craven Cottage. The west Midlands club have excelled under the management of the former Porto boss, and they now face a tricky test against one of the division's most in-form teams in Fulham.
Fulham started the season in a relatively slow fashion which saw them drop up to 17th in the standings, but they have built up form over the past few months which sees them eight points adrift off Cardiff City, who occupy the second automatic promotion place for the Premier League.
Writing in his column, Gale said that he is impressed with the qualities of Nuno, who he believes is honest and level-headed. He wrote on Fulham's official website: "They were the big spenders this season so there was quite a bit of pressure on Nuno, the manager, but I’ve been impressed with him. They lost up at Sheffield United and had someone sent off, and afterwards I said he deserved to go, which Nuno agreed with completely. There were no arguments, so he seems quite a levelheadedguy. There was a lot of pressure because of the money that was spent, but he’s responded well."
Wolves come into the game under a little bit of pressure with back-to-back draws versus Norwich City and Preston North End, and Fulham are expected to offer them a stiff challenge, having beaten high-flying Aston Villa in their last outing at Craven Cottage.
Complacency normally sets up for the table-toppers in the backend of the Championship season, but many feel that six wins from the final 13 games should be sufficient to propel the Wolves towards their first top-flight promotion since 2008/09 after which they lasted for three seasons under ex-boss Mick McCarthy.