Nuno did something at Wolves which Nottingham Forest fans really won’t like if it continues

Nottingham Forest appointed Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach this week.

 

The Portuguese incumbent replaces Steve Cooper who spent just over two years at the club.

 

As Espirito Santo gets his feet under the table at the City Ground,

some information from his time at Wolves might worry the club’s ardent supporters.

 

The 49-year-old-spent four years at Molineux, winning promotion to the Premier League and then taking the club into Europe.

 

He left the club with a 47% win ratio and ultimately the club was in a better place when he left than it was when he first arrived in the West Midlands.

 

However, he wasn’t without his flaws – much like any manager – and Forest fans might be slightly anxious over one of them now Espirito Santo is at the City Ground.

 

Espirito Santo did something at Wolves that Forest fans will want him to change

An article from The Athletic this morning has been assessing Espirito Santo and some of the work which he did at Wolves.

 

One snippet from the piece suggested that the head coach didn’t care much for the academy setup at Wolves.

 

It’s claimed that he didn’t even attend under-21 fixtures and when he needed a player he called upon his agent and good friend Jorge Mendes instead.

The academy at Forest is the heartbeat of the football club and it’s one aspect that fans typically unanimously agree on.

 

Mendes is the agent of Espirito Santo and he’s been involved with Forest before, with very limited success.

Things might be different now that the club are in the Premier League but such a strategy would make fans very anxious indeed.

 

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New head coach can impress with academy interest

In fairness, Steve Cooper hadn’t really brought a player in from the development ranks since promotion to the Premier League was obtained.

 

Oliver Hammond did make the bench a couple of times, whilst Detlef Esapa Osong came on for a few minutes in the Carabao Cup.

 

With 42 players added since the amazing day at Wembley, naturally, the previous boss had plenty to choose from in his senior squad.

 

However, the academy certainly shouldn’t be discounted and Espirito Santo can impress Forest fans by taking an interest in it.

 

Given the current situation, it’s going to be hard for anyone to come in from the B-Team and make an impression in the Premier League.

 

Espirito Santo shouldn’t discount it though.

Forest have made millions in transfer fees over the years and it’s a real pride and joy of the club.

 

The new Forest head coach shouldn’t be completely judged on everything he did at Wolves and he might have learned from this experience.

 

A dismissive attitude towards the academy at Forest simply won’t wash, however,

and Espirito Santo mustn’t repeat his Wolves mindset with the academy.

 

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