Wolves talking to former boss Nuno on the way back


Nuno bid an emotional farewell to Wolves at the end of the 2020-21 season

Wolves are in talks with Nuno Espirito Santo about bringing their former manager back to Molineux.

The club is going through an extensive recruitment process after Spain’s Julen Lopetegui he rejected the job.

Portuguese coach Nuno It was released in 2021 After a difficult season, where performance dropped after finishing seventh.

He remains popular with Wolves fans despite his short and successful time at Tottenham.

The 48-year-old was released by Spurs in November after just four months and 17 games.

In July, he was appointed coach of Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad on a two-year contract.

Nuno’s first spell with Wolves included an impressive promotion to the Premier League in his first season.

He also oversaw a run to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, which saw the club return to the continental competition for the first time in 39 years.

However, momentum slowed significantly in his fourth and final season with Wolves finishing 13th. The team won only three of their last 13 games on the road.

fellow portuguese Bruno Lage was fired earlier this month after poor form.

Wolves are in the relegation zone with just one win from nine Premier League games this season.

The return of Nuno – “big shout” or “big mistake”?

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in our Wolves club page On Thursday, we asked if the club should re-nominate Nuno. Here are some of the comments:

John: I think Nuno should be given another chance because we have different players and he seems to inspire the team and the crowd.

Darron: Nuno is a great shout, but I’m not sure he and the Wolves chairman have buried the hatchet.

Cared for: I was sad to see Nuno go, but like most people, I didn’t think his style of play would take us any further. He created a lot of spirit, but his team was too small and we never scored enough goals. Bringing him back would be brave but probably short-term. Most of them are not his players. Maybe consider a short-term contract and wait for Lopetegui?

Alan: Before considering Nuno again, I’d like to look him in the eye and see if he’s regained the old spark he’s clearly lost over the past year at the club.

Performance: I remember feeling “punched” when I heard that Nuno was leaving. If I were the werewolf hierarchy, I’d ask for it back.

Saying: Wolves are in a difficult position, but they should not panic and make more mistakes. As much as I liked Nuno, I don’t agree with going back – big mistake. Wolves must wait for the right person. All they have to do is survive this season and start again at any time.

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