Journalist Lynsey Hooper has recently been discussing Nuno Santo’s future at Wolves ahead of the game against West Bromwich Albion.
Hooper appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Totally Football Show podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Premier League. One topic of discussion was Wolves and Hooper was asked about whether Nuno’s job could be in trouble if Wolves lose to West Bromwich Albion. Hooper believes that Nuno has too many passes and his job won’t be in danger in case of a loss.
Can Nuno lose his job if Wolves lose to WBA?
Wolves last won a Premier League game back in mid-December against Chelsea. They beat the Blues 2-1. They did beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup, but they lost to Everton recently in their last league game (as per WhoScored). Nuno’s men are currently 14th in the Premier League.
Hooper believes that even if Wolves lose against West Brom, Nuno wouldn’t be axed as he has injuries and other issues to deal with.
He said: “I think Nuno is under a bit more scrutiny than he was, but there are so many passes for him in terms of injuries, in terms of the way he’s brought in new players, trying to transition those. He’s addressed a couple of the issues – brought Morgan Gibbs-White back from loan, Patrick Cutrone to come in. I think Raul Jimenez and that injury has been huge for Wolves and [Diogo] Jota going to Liverpool as well.”
TIF Thoughts on Hooper’s comments about Nuno’s future…
Raul Jimenez was Wolves’ highest scorer in the 2019/20 campaign with a tally of 17 Premier League goals. Considering the Mexican’s injury, it is easy to see why Wolves have scored the seventh-lowest number of non-penalty goals per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season.
That shows how much Wolves miss Jimenez’s goals and while Patrick Cutrone didn’t score even once in Serie A for Fiorentina in his loan spell, he adds another option in attack for Wolves. Fabio Silva is yet to score from open play for the club. So Jimenez’s injury has indeed caused problems and it is understandable why Nuno’s men are struggling for wins.