Nuno Espirito Santo plays down Premier League expectations


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Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo insists his side cannot get too carried away despite winning the Championship title with ease.

The Midlands outfit finished the campaign on 99 points and they just fell short of their 100-point target after losing 3-0 to Sunderland on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Wolves, owned by Chinese group Fosun, eventually finished nine points clear of Cardiff but Santo insists they should not be expected to enjoy life in the Premier League.

The former Porto manager has used the strong ties between the club and super agent Jorge Mendes to good effect to secure promotion, but he insists the top flight will pose a totally different challenge.

He told Sky Sports: “What I feel is that expectations are very high and I am the only one that my expectations aren’t so high.

“I am very cautious of what’s going on. The summer is important, to have decisions on the squad and then we will see.

We have to improve and work hard but we cannot say we are going to fight for the top 10. That will be a big mistake.

“We go to August 11, that’s step one, then the next game. Honestly the decisions of the team are based on how you are progressing and what you are achieving.

“You cannot say what’s going to happen in December. It is not my job to restrain their expectations, but just be realistic. If we can achieve what we want sooner, we will go for it.”

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