Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves ace Conor Coady deserves England call-up

Nuno Espirito Santo, (R) the Wolverhampton Wanderers manager talks to his captain Conor Coady during the pre-season friendly match between Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the...

The Wolverhampton Wanderers skipper has been in superb form this season.

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo spoke to reporters about club captain Conor Coady's fine start to the season and shared his belief that the centre-back will receive a call up to the England national team squad sooner rather than later, as quoted by the Express & Star.

The 25-year-old joined Wolves from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 2015, for a fee of just £2 million, and he started off at Molineux as a deep-lying midfield player...up until Nuno took the reigns.


The Portuguese converted Coady into a ball-playing centre-back, and it already looks like being one of the most inspired decisions of the 45-year-old's reign.

Nuno spoke to reporters about his captain's fine form, and insisted that the Liverpool-born ace is ready for an England call-up, as quoted by the Express & Star:

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

"I think yes (Coady will receive an England call-up). But this is the decision of Southgate. What do I like about him as a player? His ability, his voice, and the way he sees things. I like the player. From the beginning, we saw a lot of Wolves games before we took charge and made decisions. Some of those were good, some not so good - but that was a good decision (to move Coady to centre half). The first day that we started training it was decided Conor was going to play there. After that, we have to see by ourselves if he had what we expect from him. It worked out, was a good choice."

Next up for Wolves is a trip to the Emirates to take on Arsenal, and Coady will have to be on his very best form, if his side are to have any chance whatsoever of leaving north London with anything to show for their efforts.

Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers shows appreciation to the fans as he celebrates victory and gaining promotion to the Premier League after the Sky Bet Championship match between...

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