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Matt Doherty delighted with reunion with ex boss, Nuno Santo
Matt Doherty delighted with reunion with ex boss, Nuno Santo

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Tottenham star Matt Doherty is delighted to reunite with manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Doherty enjoyed the best football of his career while playing for Nuno at Wolves.

“I’ve said over the years that I’ve nothing but praise for Nuno, he’s a world-class coach and his backroom staff are world-class as well, and I maintain that, that doesn’t change and we’re very fortunate to have him here,” Doherty said, now into his second week of pre-season with Nuno and his coaching team.

“We had a good relationship at Wolves. He had an immediate impact, winning the league (Championship) with 99 points in the first season and then going back-to-back seventh place finishes and getting into Europe. He’s had nothing but success so far in England and with the set-up, facilities and quality of player we have here, I’m sure it will be successful for him.”

Asked what the players can expect from their manager, Doherty also told the club’s website: “They can expect good training sessions.

“We’re going to have to work hard. You’ll see he’s quite hands-on on the training pitch, going around giving little bits of advice to players, what he wants to see from them.

“It will be a tough pre-season, but not unbearable! His backroom staff know exactly what they are doing, so they will push us to the limit and just when we feel we’re going to fall down, they will give us a rest day or an afternoon off and we’ll be able to recharge our batteries. We’ve a long pre-season ahead of us, but he’ll have us in shape by the first game of the season.”




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