Date: 20th April 2021 at 7:45pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers journalist Tim Spiers has been sharing his thoughts on Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and his future at the Midlands club.

This comes after Spiers made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Wolves-themed podcast The Molineux View where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the Old Gold.

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Nice easy one to start off with, who currently sits top of the table?

After it was recently reported that Tottenham Hotspur would be interested in hiring Espirito Santo as a replacement for Mourinho, who has since been sacked by the north London club, Spiers had this to say about the current Wolves manager’s future at Molineux.

He said: “I don’t sense any waning in his commitment at all. He’s started talking about next season already, which is unusual for him because he’s day-by-day, game-by-game, he has started referencing next season.

“I think probably the most pertinent point to make here is I can’t see Spurs wanting to appoint Nuno as their new head coach or manager. Going into a Super League potentially, or whatever it is that they’re in next season, I’d imagine they’d want someone who’s going to end their trophy drought and make them a top, top team again, and Nuno hasn’t got a of doing that, so I’d be amazed if he was their number-one choice.

“I think the only way that Nuno would ever leave Wolves for a club like Spurs is if he was their number-one choice and they made a massive effort to get him and promised him lots of resources and he could take all his coaching staff and everything with it.

“I’ve just not noticed any change at all, despite this indifferent, average season, the ambitions remain high, and Nuno’s commitment is still there for me, I haven’t noticed any difference. All these things can change from day to day, as Nuno might say, but for the time being, I certainly wouldn’t be concerned about him leaving.”

Nuno was appointed as Wolves’ manager back in 2017 and has since gone on to take charge of 193 games with the club in which they have won 95, drawn 45 and lost 53 along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments on Espirito Santo’s future at Wolves…

Given how Wolves had racked up a fairly mixed bag of results throughout this current Premier League campaign and are now sat in 12th place in the league table, it’s understandable why there may be some question marks around Espirito Santo’s future at Molineux.

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However, taking into consideration how the 47-year-old has managed to take Wolves out of the Championship and end their two previous Premier League seasons in 7th place, there should be no doubts, in our view, that Espirito Santo is no longer the right man to manage Wolves and should remain where he is.

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