Wolves journalist Joe Edwards has dismissed claims that the club are looking for a successor to Nuno Espirito Santo following a flurry of reports.
A recent report from The Express claimed that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in bringing him on board, reports which would have been slightly accelerated following the departure of Jose Mourinho on Monday.
Now, a more recent claim from The Daily Mail has suggested that the Molineux outfit are looking at potential replacements for Nuno should he decide to jump ship, with Vitor Pereira, Rui Faria and Bruno Lage reportedly on a three-man shortlist to take the role.
However, speaking on the E&S Wolves Podcast, Edwards was quick to dismiss the talk because he personally hasn’t heard anything to suggest this is the case whilst also stating that he felt that the suitable candidates weren’t good enough to be considered:
“I mean, first of all, nothing concrete on any of this that [suggests] this is what is happening. I mean, you look at the three candidates – I mean, I think Wolves would be looking at a better candidate than those three, to be honest.
“I wouldn’t read into that too much.”
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TIF Thoughts on Joe Edwards’ comments about potential Nuno Espirito Santo replacements…
Edwards perhaps shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the calibre of these coaches so soon. After all, if you take a look at what Nuno had done in his career before arriving at Wolves, it isn’t as if he was a well-established name in the game despite managing some big-name clubs.
Compare that to Pereira and it’s not as if there is a big discrepancy between the two of them, with Pereira also having worked at big clubs as well as having a longer managerial career. So just because these candidates aren’t as big a name as Jose Mourinho or Massimiliano Allegri, who are both available right now, doesn’t mean that they should be cast aside as potential options in the future just yet.