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Wolves boss Nuno slams 'absurd' Christmas schedule

Wolves boss Nuno has slammed the Christmas schedule.

Wolves' festive programme was already tough with matches against Manchester City and Liverpool to finish 2019 but those games will now take place on December 27 and December 29 respectively - separated by just 44 hours and 45 minutes between kick-off times.

"We are the busiest team in the competition. It is absurd, it is ridiculous. Wolves are the team that has more games already and then we have to face this absurd schedule of 45 hours between games," said Nuno.

"I keep thinking about it and I come to the same conclusion - it is absurd. The people who decide don't have a real idea of the physical impact on players during a game. This is too much.

"Protect the players because they are the main protagonists of football and we must protect them. Forty-five hours is impossible. It is impossible. It is impossible to play 45 hours after another game - impossible.

"I don't understand it, it doesn't make sense - for all the Premier League teams. I'm not the only manager speaking about this. Us as managers - someone should listen to us."

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