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, Bruno 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 man for us
No, not anymore sadly
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 young 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…
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.