Do you know Nuno?
Nuno Espirito Santo is still one of the revelations of the season. Valencia coach, was virtually unknown in his role as coach when in a very unorthodox, he reached the bench Mestalla. When Amadeo Salvo, Pizzi decided to change to the overnight by an unknown Portuguese coach with no experience in football elite.
Such was the thing, it was speculated that his friendship with Mendes agent closely linked to Lim, He had opened the doors of the Valencian club. Such was the suspicion that his name was among the first on the list to be one of the first short. Nothing is further from reality so far.
Born in 1974, his background as a technician until his arrival in this successful Valencia, It was limited to modest Rio Ave in the Portuguese First Division where he was from 2012 until their arrival at Mestalla. Before, He had been part of the coaching staff of Josualdo Ferreira, making functions goalkeeping coach. With these ingredients, On arrival at an elite team in the league, He not raised few suspicions.
Where he is remembered most he was during his time as player was goalkeeper Osasuna, Deportivo Coruna and Merida. In A'Coruña it was in two distinct stages (1997-98 Y 2001-02). He also played for teams like Porto, where he was in two different periods and Dinamo Moscow. He played for Portugal with those who attended the Euro 2008.
Despite his lack of coaching experience first class, the results are not can be better. The start of Valencia has been meteoric and progression of Nuno has gone through the roof. Nobody remembers their origin and whether he had experience or not. The truth is that the numbers Valencia has signed so far little you can tell one of the technicians has become one of the revelations of the season.