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Steve Bull: Nuno has it good at Wolves – why would he leave?

It might have needed a tweet to soothe the nerves of some over Nuno’s future but I was always confident our head coach would be going absolutely nowhere.


Speculation, whether it concerns the boss or players, is something we are going to have to get used to the more Wolves continue to impress at the top of the Championship, writes Steve Bull.

The reports Everton had sounded Nuno out about replacing Ronald Koeman as their manager caused some supporters to fear the worst.

But I think from the outset, when the rumour first emerged on Wednesday morning, there were some pretty clear reasons to believe he was going nowhere.

At first glance Everton might appear a rather attractive proposition. They are, after all, an established Premier League club with a decent budget.

But I genuinely feel, when you weigh everything up, there is a potentially even more attractive proposition here at Wolves.

Fosun have made no secret of their desire to make the club one of the biggest and best in the land and Nuno wants to be part of that. Granted, it’s still very early days. But his first five months at the helm have gone better than anyone could have dreamed and he has seen glimpses of what this club can be.

He’s an ambitious guy but intelligent too. If it was Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal who were interested in his services it might be a different story. But as things stand, Wolves are closer to Everton in terms of league placings than Everton are to the top end of the Premier League.

I genuinely think Nuno believes he could be on to a good thing here and this is no time to leave. Not when we are only just getting started. I’m writing this before last night’s home game against Fulham, so fingers crossed we got the result to ensure we head into the international break top of the league.

The performance at Norwich on Tuesday night was the perfect response to the disappointment of losing at QPR last weekend. This Wolves team have plenty of determination and grit to match their skill. Long may it continue.

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