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Steve Bull gives his take on potential Nuno Espirito Santo return for Wolves

Steve Bull has thrown his backing behind Wolves potentially moving for Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wanderers remain without a manager, two weeks after sacking Bruno Lage for a string of poor results.

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Wolves parted company with the Portuguese after the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, and they had wanted to appoint Julen Lopetegui as his successor.

But the Spaniard was not in a position to take the job. He wants to spend time with his father who is not well at the moment.

In the last few days, talk has been growing about a potential move for Nuno Espirito Santo, who left Molineux 17 months ago by mutual consent.

He is currently managing Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, and the latest is that he is exploring ways to get out of his contract.

He is interested in returning, and it has been claimed that Wolves would have to pay €4 million (£3.4 million) according to Saudi outlet Al-Eqtisadiah.

A potential move for Nuno has very much divided supporters.

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But in the eyes of Molineux legend Bull, it would be a good move. He said (Express & Star): “They only need a manager to lead them out of the bottom three and if Nuno does come back, I think he’ll be a great appointment.

“He left on fairly good terms and will be coming back to a strong side. Nuno has been through thick and thin with Wolves, knows the club inside out and if anyone could name a better manager than him to get us out of the bottom three, I’d shake their hand.”

Wolves re-appointing Nuno Espirito Santo would be a big risk

Nuno is loved at Molineux and him returning would likely bring a real feel-good factor.

But it would be a real risk from Wolves to go back to him when everything is now so different.

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The team have been playing with a back four. And previous Nuno favourites, like Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Willy Boly and Leander Dendoncker are no longer in the picture.

He built a solid team and system with those players, so it would be very interesting to see how he’d get on with a squad that is now more in Bruno Lage’s image.