2. Nuno’s Brand of Football is Adaptable, Free-Flowing and High Energy
Nuno usually employs a 3-4-3 formation, one that promotes expansive attacking play. His wingbacks stay wide, create space and bomb forward when Wolves are in possession. This formation led Wolves to two successive seventh place finishes along with an appearance in the Europa League quarterfinal.
Matthew Doherty, who hasn’t been able to see a run of consistent games since arriving at Spurs, enjoyed his most fruitful season under Nuno’s tutelage. Doherty marauded forward and supplied a perpetual option on the right byline.
The attacking success of Nuno’s sides are also predicated on having skilled ball-carrying midfielders who have the ability to skin players.
Adama Traore is one of the league’s most powerful and formidable dribblers. Recently he had more dribbles than any other player in the competition. Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence also have the ability to breeze past players.
Nuno’s formation suits perfectly Giovanni Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele’s skillsets. Tottenham would need to acquire another skilled central midfielder to elicit the best from his formation.
Nuno’s teams are invariably compact out of possession. His back three quickly turns into a rearguard of five, the compactness nullifying opponent’s chances of finding that incisive pass.
He instills a high-energy brand of football, demanding of his players an unparalleled work rate.
One of the only elite managers to make his players wear shinguards in training, Nuno’s dogged, physical approach ensures his sides are ready to go to war every week.