Nuno Santo chose Ferreira to coach the coach over Mourinho

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espírito Santo has appointed former Zamalek coach Jesuald Ferreira as his coaching mentor.

Egyptian football fans will remember Ferreira for the time he spent with the Egyptian giant Zamalek, where he won the home double [Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup] in his only season at the helm.

The Portuguese coach had a very unstable and short reign in Zamalek due to the very disturbing relations he had with the then president Mortad Mansour.

Tensions were so high that Ferreira breached his contract in November 2015 and left Zamalek before his contract expired.

He then had appearances in Qatar’s Al Sadd, Brazilian giant Santos, and most recently in the Primeira League Boavisti.

And current Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo has showered Ferreira with praise, choosing him as coaching coach over José Mourinho.

“He is [Jesualdo Ferreira] had a big impact, ”Nuno said Sky Sports.

“Big, big impact. He was my inspiration.

“He was the first manager who really showed me how to prepare training in the right way.

“We had these very long conversations. It was fantastic to talk for hours and hours about football, the triangles of the game, ”he added.

Santo played three seasons as a goalkeeper under Jesualdo Ferreira, during a joint stay at Portuguese giants FC Porto.

Santo then retired and worked as a goalkeeping coach with Ferreira at Málaga CF and Panathinaikos, before becoming manager of Rio Ave, Valencia, FC Porto and then the Wolves.