Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo makes pledge to calm down on touchline to adhere to Premier League attention for dignity
- Wolves manager Nuno Santo insists he will try to calm down on the touchline
- He aims to adhere to the Premier League’s new attention for dignity request
- Nuno ruffled feathers in the Championship for his animated style during matches
Nuno Santo insists he will try to calm down on the touchline to adhere to the Premier League’s new attention for dignity in the dugout.
But the Wolves manager says that his demonstrative behaviour is designed to get the best from his players.
Nuno ruffled feathers in the Championship for his style during matches, clashing with Neil Warnock, Tony Pulis and Lee Johnson.
Nuno Santo insists he will try to calm down on the touchline this season with Wolves
The Portuguese will take on board renewed instructions from the authorities to keep composed, but also said: ‘I will be myself.’ Nuno first comes up against Marco Silva, and is ready to lock horns with Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, and Jose Mourinho.
He added: ‘We had a meeting, the Premier League managers, with the referees. They are going to be very mindful about behaviour on touchline. After couple warnings you are out. So I’ll be careful.
‘After last season some people made bad representation of some moments. But I am very respectful person. I respect opponents, fans.
‘But I am there to protect my players in right moment. If I raise my arms and jump, it is because I think it’s the best way to protect my players. It is about us, not towards anyone else.
The Portuguese ruffled feathers last season with his animated displays on the touchline
‘The Premier League have been very careful to say behaviour on touchline must be more calm. Everyone tries but it is difficult. Football is passionate, intense, and I want to compete.
‘But I do not disrespect. I will be respectful to referees, other managers, and other teams.’