Date: 24th April 2021 at 3:00pm
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On the latest episode of The Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles has been discussing all things transfer related ahead of the summer market. 

There has been speculation surrounding the future of Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and Castles discussed a potential replacement lined up for the Portuguese boss.

According to Castles, the former Benfica manager, Lage, has been made Wolves’ first choice to replace their current manager if he is to leave this summer.

Are you still backing Nuno Espirito Santo?

Yes, he is the for us

Yes, he is the man for us

No, not anymore sadly

No, not anymore sadly

Wolves currently sit in 12th spot of the with just six games remaining of the 2020/21 campaign.

Although the 47-year-old has rubbished the speculation surrounding his future at Molineux, Castles believes the club have already lined up a replacement if circumstances are to change.

He said: “If he [Espirito Santo] does leave, I’m told that the former Benfica coach Bruno Lage, has been lined up as the replacement. He is 45 next month, he won the Portuguese title in his first season as Benfica coach, had an extraordinary star in his time there winning the first 18 of his initial 19 Portuguese league matches was named coach the year.” (42:26)

TIF Thoughts on Castles’ comments… 

Espirito Santo has done a fantastic job at Wolves in getting them promoted and then nailing down Premier League status for three consecutive seasons.

However, after a disappointing season that has seen Wolves slump down to 12th spot, could the Portuguese manager be considering his future away from the Wanderers?

Despite the recent comments from the manager, Castles believes the club have put a potential replacement in place which could suggest Espirito Santo may well be having thoughts about his future elsewhere.

In other news: ‘That may be the route’ – Tim Spiers reveals ‘four priorities’ for Wolves this summer