Date: 19th January 2021 at 6:35pm
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The Athletic’s Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has recently cast doubt over the linking Nuno Espirito Santo with a Molineux exit.

During the round of Premier League , the Old Gold suffered a defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion as they lost 3-2 at home (per Transfermarkt).

Prior to the meeting with the Baggies, The Sun released an article which claimed that Wolves’ Portuguese manager could be manoeuvring an exit out of the club.

It was claimed in their report that super-agent Jorge Mendes is ‘on the look-out’ for a new Premier League club for his client.

In the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, though, Spiers discussed the rumour and cast doubt over the chances of that being the case.

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He said: “I don’t want to discredit anyone else’s work, but come on.

“If Nuno’s ever going to leave Wolves, the manner in which he does it is not going to be Jorge Mendes asking other Premier League clubs, ‘Do you want Nuno as your manager?’

“The story suggested he wants to move to an English club who’s playing in Europe, I mean, tell me which one of those is about to lose their manager.

“It’s just not the way that Nuno does things, he’s not going to leave Wolves in the lurch for the sake of just wanting to move to an English club that’s in Europe.

“It’s utter, utter rubbish, I’m afraid.”

TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about Nuno Santo’s future…

As can be seen in what The Athletic reporter had to say, he believes that there is no truth in ’s report and went as far as to claim that it is “utter, utter rubbish”.

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This will likely come as an exciting claim for Wolves fans as the Portuguese manager has guided the club to an impressive three full seasons during his tenure at Molineux.

Having been appointed in 2017, Nuno Santo guided the Old Gold to a first-place finish in the Championship, followed by back-to-back seventh-placed standings in the top flight (per Transfermarkt).

So, it seems likely that Spiers’ doubt in there being any truth in The Sun’s report will come as a bit of a relief for supporters.