It’s the Men in Black (Country)!

It’s the Men in Black (Country)! Wolves boss Nuno and staff get suited and booted for awards as Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez pick up top gongs

  • Wolves had a brilliant season back in the Premier League, finishing seventh 
  • The club held its end-of-season awards on Tuesday night in Wolverhampton 
  • Joao Moutinho, who joined last summer, won the player of the season award 
  • Raul Jimenez, Wolves’s top scorer on 17 goals, scooped the players’ player prize 

Wolves were one of the success stories of the 2018/19 Premier League season as their flamboyant and attractive football caught the eye.

And it seems they stayed true to their ways at the club’s end-of-season awards bash on Tuesday night.

Most of the squad were instructed to wear tuxedos or black tie – as they did at the Football League Awards last year after winning the Championship.

Nuno Espirito Santo (centre) and his coaching staff before Wolves's awards bash on Tuesday

Nuno Espirito Santo (centre) and his coaching staff before Wolves’s awards bash on Tuesday

Top scorer Raul Jimenez walked away with the players' player of the season award

Top scorer Raul Jimenez walked away with the players’ player of the season award

Ruben Neves (left) adjusts Diogo Jota's tie ahead of the awards night in Wolverhampton

Ruben Neves (left) adjusts Diogo Jota’s tie ahead of the awards night in Wolverhampton

It was, however, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo who stole the show on a night reserved for recognising the achievements of the side that finished 7th in the league.

Nuno posed in the middle of his coaching staff with them all wearing black suits and black ties. It was very much a good effort at Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men In Black

The caption accompanying the picture on the club’s Twitter account read: ‘Leader of the pack.’

Defender Roman Saiss certainly dressed up for the occasion and enjoyed striking a pose

Defender Roman Saiss certainly dressed up for the occasion and enjoyed striking a pose 

The big winner on the night, though, was creative midfielder Joao Moutinho. Moutinho joined Wolves in the summer and has been an ideal partner for Ruben Neves.

Moutinho, like Neves last year, picked up player of the season.

Raul Jimenez has been responsible for scoring most of Wolves’s goals this season. Jimenez finished the campaign with 13 goals in 38 appearances. He managed 17 in all competitions. He won players’ player of the season.

Conor Coady, the Wolves captain, speaks on stage next to broadcaster Jacqui Oatley

Conor Coady, the Wolves captain, speaks on stage next to broadcaster Jacqui Oatley

Diogo Jota, meanwhile, scooped the prize for goal of the season. Unlike last season’s best strike, which belonged to Neves, Jota was awarded the gong for finishing off a team move in a 2-0 home win against Cardiff in March.

Young player of the season went to wing back Ruben Vinagre, 20, who Wolves signed permanently from Monaco last summer.    

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