Nuno Espirito Santo edges closer to Wolves hot seat
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.
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."