Danny Mills insisted it is “vital” Wolves succeeded in tying Nuno Espirito Santo down to a new contract.

The former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 46-year-old is integral to the Midlands-club attracting players and continued success.

The club announced on Sunday that Nuno had signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Molineux until the summer of 2023.

The Wanderers celebrated the new deal with a 2-0 victory at Sheffield United last night with Raul Jimenez and Romain Saiss the scorers.

Nuno took charge of Wolves in 2017 and led them to the Championship title in his first season before back-to-back seventh placed finishes in the Premier League.

When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the Portuguese’s new contract, Mills said: “It was the most important deal they could do this summer.

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“He is a fantastic manager. You only have to look at what he has done over recent seasons and of course he has to continue to do that.

“It is vital for a club of that size, heading in the direction they are heading in to have stability. Wolves can attract players and continue to play in that style if he stays. They can say to other players, ‘This is where we are heading. The manager is in.’ Hopefully it is winning football.”   

Speaking after he penned a three-year deal, Nuno said: “I feel good. Ready for it. Looking forward to it. Working really hard for it, because it’s a new cycle, no matter what you did before, it’s about what’s in front of us and this is what we think we should do.

“Let’s prepare well, let’s challenge, do the way we do things, fight for it.”

In other Wolves news, Alan Hutton suggests new signing ‘in the pipeline’ after deal is completed.