Who's Nuno Espirito Santo's wife? Wolves boss' net worth and family explored

Leigh McManus May 21, 2021
Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

Who is Nuno Espirito Santo’s wife? People are wondering about his family life and net worth after the manager called time on his four-year stint with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Nuno Espirito Santo, Tottenham-bound?

The bookies seem to think so. Many were shocked when Wolves released a statement today, 21 May, stating the Portuguese former player would leave by mutual agreement, after Sunday’s match against Manchester United.

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The Tottenham whispers gathered pace last month when the north London side sacked Jose Mourinho. Today’s news has only heightened speculation that Jose’s former goalkeeper at Porto will replace him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

As per the Mirror, Nuno Espirito Santo only signed a three-year deal with Wolves last September, meaning something must have instigated his desire to depart Molineux.

“I have a contract. When I sign a contract there is nothing that I can say more,” said Nuno when quizzed on his Spurs links last month.

“It’s my decision to sign a contract and that’s all I want to say. When I make a decision like that, there’s no doubt in my mind.”

Who’s Nuno Espirito Santo’s wife?

When a manager or player makes a move, it’s often the case that their family have to pack up and go too. So, who’ll be joining Nuno if he makes the move? Who is Nuno Espirito Santo’s wife?

The 47-year-old is married with three children, a son and two daughters. While he talks freely about her in press conferences, not much is known about Nuno Espirito Santo’s wife Sandra.

In December 2018, Nuno was seen waving at his family in the stands at Wembley within minutes of his ­promoted side shocking hosts Tottenham 3-1.

But asked about them afterwards, he politely refused to answer. “He is far happier talking tactics than about life outside the game,” the Mirror said of him.

However, in July he spoke of his agony at being separated from his family because of covid-19. His family were “stranded” in Portugal while he was in England.

Asked how it had affected him mentally, he said: “A lot… not only me but everybody.

“Those moments when we are quarantined at our homes gives you a lot of time to think and analyse. I want to go back and visit my family, but I cannot. It’s not just affecting football, it’s affecting life. Our freedom has been really, really compromised.”

In April this year the manager was reunited with his family. Espirito Santo told the Wolves official site: “Not with the circumstances that we all wish, but I had the chance to be with my family. It was good for me, for them and for everybody.

“Us as a family, we needed time together. It has been two or three months. It was a long period without this warmth.”

What is Nuno Espirito Santo’s net worth?

The manager spent 18 years as a professional goalkeeper before moving into management with Rio Ave and Porto in Portugal’s top flight, Valencia in Spain and Wolves in England.

On taking the Wolves post in 2017, he reportedly signed a bumper three-year deal. In 2018, it was announced his contract had been extended until 2021.

Nuno also has a long-term association with so-called super-agent Jorge Mendes, with whom Wolves’ owners, Fosun, work very closely, as per the BBC.

Jorge Mendes is known for getting his clients huge contracts. So, having said that, what is Nuno Espirito Santo’s net worth?

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The Daily Star says he has earned £3 million a year since his 2018 contract extension. This means he has earned £9 million during the past three seasons in charge of Wolves.

While his exact net worth is unknown, this bumper contract along with his earnings at previous clubs as a manager and player means he isn’t short of cash.

Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.