Wild Celebrations From Wolves Players As Premier League Promotion Is Confirmed

Wild Celebrations From Wolves Players As Premier League Promotion Is Confirmed

Wild Celebrations From Wolves Players As Premier League Promotion Is Confirmed

Wolves will enjoy a delayed celebration today when they host Birmingham after they were promoted back to the Premier League thanks to Neal Maupay's late goal for Brentford.

Wolverhampton Wanderers managing director Laurie Dalrymple has hailed Nuno Espirito Santo as "an incredibly important component" to their return to the Premier League.

While Wolves can start planning for life back in the top flight, Birmingham are in grave danger of slipping into the third tier of English football.

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple credits Santo, a former Porto and Valencia coach, with spearheading the team's revival since taking charge a year ago.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Dalrymple added: "He's a superb tactician, he's a superb strategist and he's a superb man-manager".

"And very, very quickly he had us playing a different style of football than we'd been accustomed to and a brand of football that was delivering results really quickly". He's extremely good with the players and the staff.

Fulham were held 1-1 at home to Brentford which meant the long-time Championship leaders go up with four games to spare. Attention will now turn to clinching the title, with Wolves nine points ahead of second-place Cardiff.

And despite a mid-winter blip, Wolves have finished as strongly as they began with 16 points from their last possible 18 securing promotion.

Bought over by Chinese group Fosun International in 2016, Wolves' return to England's lucrative top-flight has been bankrolled by huge investment and links to Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes.

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