It’s been a mixed start for Wolves in the Premier League. Earning a solid draw against big-spending Everton, before going down 2-0 to Midlands rivals Leicester City.
After spending big money in the Championship and winning the division with ease, this is real test for Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Santo doesn’t have any prior experience of managing in the Premier League, which may count against him. There is pressure for him not just to survive, but do well in the division, due to the calibre of player he has available to him.
If things don’t work out for Nuno Espirito Santo, Fosun International need to use Jorge Mendes’ influence to capture a manager of serious quality.
The Monaco boss has done a fantastic job with Monaco. His attacking, young side brought the Ligue 1 title home for Les Monegasques in the 2016-17 season despite the financial might of Paris Saint-Germain.
Madeiran Jardim could surely be influenced by the power of fellow Portuguese Jorge Mendes. It might be an initial step-down for Jardim, but the potential is huge at the Molinuex outfit.
He has experience of playing against – and beating – the very top teams in Europe. This could be crucial for Wanderers.
The 43-year-old is already a vastly experienced manager, who manages one of the biggest clubs in Portugal, FC Porto.
He has already had six jobs as a first team manager in his six years in management since 2012. This suggests he is adaptable to change.
Working together with super-agent Jorge Mendes, Conceicao could secure some of the best talents in Portugal for Wolves. He is an energetic manager who demands high levels of energy and determination from his teams.