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Neil Warnock issues Nuno Santo verdict that may surprise some

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Neil Warnock has praised the job that Nuno Espirito Santo has done at Wolves, putting aside differences between the two.  

Nuno has led Wolves back to the Premier League, with his side storming to promotion and the Sky Bet Championship title.

Ruben Neves, Wolves’ £15m midfielder, Diogo Jota and many other stars have shone in the Championship, with Wolves’ route back to the Premier League a straightforward one.

Warnock’s Cardiff have also joined Wolves in the Premier League automatically, with the experienced Bluebirds boss full of praise for his counterpart, despite a public outburst at him just last month.

Speaking at the LMA Awards and reported by the Birmingham Mail, Warnock said: “I’m sure you saw me on the pitch saying a few words to him a few weeks ago.

“I did ring him up to congratulate him. People say they have had money, it’s alright having money. But you have to get the right players in to achieve success.

“Nuno did a fantastic job at Wolves and the club is coming back and it is great.”

The incident Warnock is referring to came after Wolves’ 1-0 victory at Cardiff, when Warnock’s side missed two stoppage-time penalties.

Nuno and his side celebrated wildly, which angered Warnock, who gave an honest assessment of Wolves’ head-coach.

That victory put Wolves on the brink of promotion, but hindered Cardiff’s chance.

However, since then, Cardiff secured promotion back to the top-flight with a goalless draw against Reading on the final day of the season.

The Verdict

Warnock’s comments do come as a slight surprise, given how he reacted towards Nuno last month at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The Cardiff boss was furious with his counterpart, but after promotion has been achieved, he has perhaps mellowed a little bit in recent weeks.

However, after such harsh words, watching Warnock and Nuno go up against each other in the Premier League will be interesting.

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