Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and his stars gave emphatic thumbs up to their Portugal-style kit when they gave the final sign-off
- Wolves’ Portugal-style kit got its first outing in the 1-0 win at Leeds on Monday
- Eight members of Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team squad are from Portugal
- The new kit comes the season after the club unveiled a Mexico-style strip
The outfit, which looks remarkably similar to that of the reigning European champions, caught the eye given Wolves’ strong Portuguese connection.
Nuno, the majority of his staff and eight members of the first-team squad are from Portugal.
The Wolves squad signed off on the design for their new Portugal-style kit this season
Jorge Mendes has strong ties with Wolves – his agency represent Nuno and seven stars
Yet Sportsmail understands that before the decision was made to go with the kit, the players were canvassed for their views and gave the move an emphatic thumbs-up.
The majority of supporters also favour the move as it is likely to rile their rivals even more.
In recent years, Wolves have been targeted by fans of other clubs for their close links to Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes, whose Gestifute agency represent Nuno and seven Wolves players.
Given the Portuguese influence at Molineux, interest in Wolves is growing in the country, and their latest kit has made national news bulletins there.
Last season, Wolves unveiled a change strip that resembled Mexico’s, in tribute to their star striker Raul Jimenez. The club believe this increased their following in Mexico, which was already growing thanks to Jimenez’s performances.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side donned a green strip last season that resembled Mexico’s kit