Pedro Martins: the slayer of Arsenal who now has sights set on Wolves | Will Unwin | The Guardian

Olympiakos coach takes on compatriot and former clubmate Nuno in the Europa League with the accent, as ever, on attack Pedro Martins and Nuno Espírito Santo were part of the Vitória de Guimarães side who finished fourth in the Primeira Divisão in 1995, one place behind Portugal’s traditional big three. More than a quarter of a century later the two are still challenging the status quo, this time in the Europa League.Five months after the first-leg draw in Athens, Martins takes his Olympiakos team to Molineux to face his old friend’s Wolves side. Both were given chances as coaches in their 30s in their homeland, allowing them to learn and fail on their way to their current roles, and Martins even replaced Nuno at Rio Ave six years ago. Continue reading…

Olympiakos coach takes on compatriot and former clubmate Nuno in the Europa League with the accent, as ever, on attack

Pedro Martins and Nuno Espírito Santo were part of the Vitória de Guimarães side who finished fourth in the Primeira Divisão in 1995, one place behind Portugal’s traditional big three. More than a quarter of a century later the two are still challenging the status quo, this time in the Europa League.

Five months after the first-leg draw in Athens, Martins takes his Olympiakos team to Molineux to face his old friend’s Wolves side. Both were given chances as coaches in their 30s in their homeland, allowing them to learn and fail on their way to their current roles, and Martins even replaced Nuno at Rio Ave six years ago.

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