Nuno Espirito Santo edges closer to Wolves hot seat

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

Nuno Espirito Santo is edging closer to becoming Wolves boss after positive talks with the club – as bookies slashed the odds on him replacing Paul Lambert.

Nuno (Photo: Twitter/@Nuno)

The 43-year-old is Fosun's number one choice to succeed Lambert who the club look set to sack after just six months in charge.

Nuno left Portuguese side Porto a week ago by mutual consent and his agent and close friend Jorge Mendes has brokered the deal for him to move to Molineux.

The Portuguese ex-goalkeeper, who speaks good English, is expected to take charge in the coming days. Discussions are ongoing as to the make-up of his backroom staff.

And last night one prominent bookmaker was offering odds of 1/50 on him being Wolves' next boss.

Fosun began a comprehensive review of all aspects of the 2016/17 season a few weeks ago and with the owners seemingly keen to move on Lambert has been left in limbo. The Scot signed a one-year rolling contract when he took charge last November.

Meanwhile midfield starlet Connor Ronan says he's over his injury woes – and is now targeting a first team place next season.

The 19-year-old midfielder missed the last three months of 2016/17 with a stress fracture in his back.

Ireland youth international Ronan should be in full flow for pre-season and wants to build on the six impressive appearances he made in his breakthrough season.


"Since I’ve been back (outside), I’ve had no problems - I’m feeling fit and I’ve had no problems with the injury either so it’s going well and hopefully I’ll be back for pre-season," Ronan said.

"Mentally, it’s not been too bad - the only thing that is, is missing football.

"In the games that I played, I think I can say that I showed glimpses of what I can do in the games where I came off the bench - and in the two or three starts that I had, I think I showed that I can do it at a good enough level.

"I want to get better and try and better myself, technically as well - get back training and then hopefully I’ll be getting a place in that first team.

"This season, hopefully I’ll be in the first team from the start of the season - it will be more of a chance for me to prove myself if I can get a few games on the bounce and get some momentum in my game and get some confidence going.

"Then, I can try and cement my place not only in the first team squad but then try and cement my place in the starting XI as well."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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