In The Wolf Pack: Sky Sports documentary lifts lid on Wolves' unforgettable 2017/18 season
Last Updated: 02/05/18 1:13pm
Wolves are back in the Premier League after a six-year absence and a special Sky Sports documentary to be screened this weekend tells the story of their unforgettable 2017/18 campaign.
In July 2017, Sky Sports went behind the scenes during pre-season, as new manager Nuno Espirito Santo prepared the team for the Championship campaign ahead. With unprecedented access to the club's Compton training ground and the Molineux dressing room ahead of their final friendly against Leicester, viewers got a unique insight into the workings of the Portuguese head coach and his management team.
Nine months on, Wolves have won the Championship in style and need just one point from their final game of the season at Sunderland this Sunday to reach the 100 mark.
Ahead of their title-clinching fixture at Bolton in late April, Sky's cameras were back at the club's training base to spend more time with Nuno's squad and then joined the team's dressing room celebrations as Wolves won the title.
In The Wolf Pack is the inside story of Wolves' unforgettable 2017/18 campaign, including interviews with star overseas players such as Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Willy Boly.
"It was my first time out of my country, so always you have a little bit of doubt," said Neves, reflecting on his first season at the club. "But when I started training with the boys I saw that we could do good things, so it is not a surprise that the season has gone in this way. If we can, we want to make a little bit of history with the 100 points, but the most important thing is that we are in the Premier League."
We also hear from Nuno himself, as he reflects on a stellar first season in English football, and chairman Jeff Shi on the future plans for the club with preparations for the Premier League already underway.
"One thing I can say for sure is that we are not going to the Premier League only to try and stay up," said Shi. "The training ground, the stadium, they are good for the Championship but if you compare with the Premier League they are not good enough. The first priority is to have better facilities for Nuno and his squad. We will try and provide a better environment for the players to perform on the pitch."
"It was such a progressive step forward that Jeff Shi and Laurie Dalrymple [Wolves managing director] were prepared to embrace Sky Sports' idea for a behind-the-scenes documentary like this once more," said Johnny Phillips, the programme's producer.
"And obviously it would not have happened without Nuno Espirito Santo being prepared to allow us such great access to his first-team squad. There were no areas off limits so I hope In the Wolf Pack manages to capture the story of Wolves' season from inside the dressing room."
In The Wolf Pack will be screened on Sunday morning at 11.30am on Sky Sports Football and will also be available On Demand, with further repeat showings in the coming weeks.
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