This weekend, Nuno Espírito Santo is to be honoured by the University of Wolverhampton in recognition of the club’s success under his leadership and his contribution to sport in the region.
The University of Wolverhampton will present an Honorary Doctor of Sport to Nuno on the pitch at 2.30pm on Saturday, prior to the final Molineux fixture against Fulham.
Supporters are being urged to be in their seats at Molineux half an hour before kick-off on Saturday to see the head coach receive his honour.
The honour recognises Nuno’s success over the last two seasons which have seen Wolverhampton gain recognition and attention internationally, returning a sense of pride back to the city and club.
He has led the club to the Premier League after a seven-year absence and a first FA Cup semi-final of this millennium.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “The University is thrilled to be recognising Nuno with an Honorary Doctorate of Sport at the end of such a successful season for the club.
“In two years, Nuno has transformed Wolves - his first season at Molineux was a triumph as he led the club to promotion and the Championship title, and now we have seen a successful start to life in the Premier League and a Wembley FA Cup semi-final.
“The University of Wolverhampton and Wolves have a close relationship; we sponsor the team, our students complete a variety of placements with the club and of course we are neighbours.
“Our honorary graduates provide inspiration to our students and we are delighted to recognise a leader who has brought pride and recognition to our city on an international scale.”
Nuno said: “It is a great honour and privilege to be recognised by the University of Wolverhampton in this way, and I will be humbled to collect the honorary degree at Molineux on Saturday.
“From the moment I arrived in Wolverhampton nearly two years ago, I have been made to feel truly welcome by the people of this city, and I am pleased that I have been able to give something back to them.”
Honorary awards are presented by the University of Wolverhampton to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise.
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