Nuno Espirito Santo says Neil Warnock bust-up is ‘history’ despite being told to ‘f*** off’

WOLVES boss Nuno Espirito Santo admits Neil Warnock is the only English manager to tell him to ‘f*** off’.

The pair clashed in Cardiff last April after a stormy Championship promotion showdown which saw Warnock’s side miss TWO stoppage-time penalties.

Nuno Espirito Santo says Neil Warnock bust-up is ‘history’ despite being told to ‘f*** off’4 Neil Warnock rants at Nuno Espirito Santo for celebrating before shaking his hand

Fiery Warnock launched into an X-rated rant at Nuno, branding him “a disgrace” for celebrating the 1-0 win instead of shaking hands.

The pair go head-to-head again tonight and Portuguese Nuno says he has learned his lesson about how coaches behave over here.

Ahead of travelling to the Bluebirds, he grinned: “Are you saying all British managers are polite? That’s not true!”

Asked if a rival boss had yelled the F-word at him before, Nuno responded: “In English? No. That was the first time.

Nuno Espirito Santo says Neil Warnock bust-up is ‘history’ despite being told to ‘f*** off’Rex Features4 Neil Warnock was fuming after what he felt was unsporting behaviour – but Nuno Espirito Santo apologised and said he did not properly realise the tradition
Nuno Espirito Santo says Neil Warnock bust-up is ‘history’ despite being told to ‘f*** off’PA:Press Association4 Nuno Espirito Santo says it is more about the players than rivalry with Neil Warnock

"But I will shake Neil’s hand before and after the game. I learned my lesson — of course I did.

“I learned I must shake hands with managers before I celebrate.

“It’s not something that’s usual in other countries and I really never meant to be disrespect.”

Nuno says the bust-up is now ancient history and he plans to seek out Warnock to wish him a happy 70th birthday for tomorrow.

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