Wolves boss opens up on his fantastic relationship with Spurs man

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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has praised Jose Mourinho ahead of the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon.

The two Portuguese coaches go back a long way with Mourinho having guided Porto to Champions League success in 2004 in which Santo was a member of the squad which beat Monaco 3-0.

Mourinho saw his Spurs side take all three points from the return fixture at Molineux earlier in the season when Jan Vertonghen headed in during injury time to seal a 2-1 victory.

Santo is building quite the reputation as a manager in the Black Country having previously managed Rio Ave, Valencia and Porto before heading to the Premier League.

Both sides meet in N17 with just a single point separating them.  A victory for Spurs would help to close the gap on fourth-place Chelsea to just two points after Frank Lampard’s side were held to a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth yesterday.

Santo was asked by the Wolves official website about his relationship with Mourinho: “It’s very good.

“He’s a fantastic manager, I know him, I was his former player and I have a lot of admiration for Mourinho; it’s public, and now we are opponents.

“We are opponents, but always with the respect and admiration of all that Mourinho has achieved.”

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