October 4, 2023

Wolves in talks with former boss Nuno over return

Wolves in talks with former boss Nuno over return
Wolves in talks with former boss Nuno over return
Nuno bid an emotional farewell to Wolves on the finish of the 2020-21 season

Wolves are in talks with Nuno Espirito Santo about their former supervisor returning to Molineux.

The membership are conducting an in depth recruitment course of after Spaniard Julen Lopetegui turned down the job.

Portuguese coach Nuno was successfully sacked in 2021 after a tough season the place performances dipped following successive seventh-placed finishes.

He stays widespread with Wolves followers regardless of a quick, unsuccessful spell at Tottenham.

The 48-year-old was sacked by Spurs in November after simply 4 months and 17 video games in cost.

In July he was named coach of Saudi Arabian membership Al-Ittihad on a two-year contract.

Nuno’s first stint with Wolves featured a formidable promotion to the Premier League in his first season in cost.

He additionally oversaw a run to the quarter-finals of the Europa League because the membership returned to continental competitors for the primary time in 39 years.

Nevertheless, momentum slowed considerably in his fourth and last season in cost with Wolves ending thirteenth. The workforce gained solely three of his final 13 matches on the helm.

Fellow Portuguese Bruno Lage was sacked earlier this month after a poor run of type.

Wolves are within the relegation zone with only one win from 9 Premier League video games this season.

Bringing Nuno again – a ‘nice shout’ or a ‘massive mistake’?

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On our Wolves membership web page on Thursday, we requested whether or not the membership ought to reappoint Nuno. Here are a number of the feedback:

John: I feel Nuno must be given one other probability now that we’ve got totally different gamers and he does appear to encourage the workforce and the crowds.

Darron: Nuno’s an excellent shout, however I am unsure he and the Wolves chairman have buried the hatchet.

David: I used to be saddened to see Nuno go however, like most individuals, I felt his type of play would not get us additional. He constructed an excellent spirit however his squad was too small and we by no means scored sufficient targets. Bringing him again could be courageous however in all probability brief time period. Most will not be his gamers. Maybe think about a short-term contract and look ahead to Lopetegui?

Alan: Earlier than contemplating Nuno once more, I might wish to look him within the eyes and see that he has regained his previous spark he clearly misplaced in his final yr on the membership.

Dairve: I bear in mind the ‘punch-to-the-gut’ feeling once I heard Nuno was leaving. If I used to be the Wolves hierarchy, I might be begging him to come back again.

Lindsay: Wolves are in a tough place, however they need to not panic and make extra errors. As a lot as I appreciated Nuno, I don’t agree with him going again – massive mistake. Wolves should look ahead to the best individual. They only must survive this season and begin once more each time.

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