Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been reacting with concern to a claim that the club are preparing for the possibility of Nuno Espirito Santo leaving the club.
The 47-year-old is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur (Express), who earlier this week sacked Jose Mourinho.
Nuno’s fantastic work for Wolves over the last few years means his stock is high.
2020/21 may not have been the best of campaigns, but it is thought he is still held in high regard.
The Mail say that Bruno Lage, Rui Faria and Vitor Pereira are all being lined up as possible replacements should Nuno go.
All three are out of work at the moment, and have close links to Jorge Mendes.
Nuno has cut a forlorn figure at times on the touchline this season.
It has undoubtedly been the most challenging period of his tenure so far for a variety of reasons.
That said, he did sign a new contract last year, and he has never hinted he could be about to jump ship.
On social media, some Wolves fans have been reacting to the Mail’s report:
If this happens, surely gotta be looking at Conceicao. Contract ends in the summer too.
— Roneil (@roneilcallo) April 21, 2021
I beg this isn’t true😭
— Harley V (@Harley_V12) April 21, 2021
Why would he walk away after this season. We’ve been screwed by poor squad depth and investing money into youngsters not preparing for the potential of inevitable injuries considering the length of our previous seasons
— Sam Clover (@SamCl0ver) April 21, 2021
I mean, to describe that list as underwhelming would be quite a generous assessment.
If Nuno is to go, we have to improve on him and that, given our own position and the wider environment, will not be easy.
— Tony 🇮🇪⚽️🐺 #RIPFootball (@TonyWilde99) April 21, 2021
Please, no! After all, “Nuno had a dream to build a football team.”
The dream’s not over yet, is it? #WWFC
— The Chambersian One (@machambe) April 21, 2021
Give him one more season at the very least.
— Rocky Morningstar (@iamrockymstar) April 22, 2021
There’s no smoke without fire…..
— Adey (@PaulaAdey) April 22, 2021
No no no no no no no
— Will ◣ ◢ (@Willfredinho8) April 22, 2021
They probably are looking, clubs keep tabs open all the time, doesn’t mean that they actually believe that he’s on the way out. He’s had a rough season but mostly due to circumstances he cannot control.
— Andrew Wenzel (@Andyrewjw) April 22, 2021
Nuno is the main reason why we have seen some of the best football played at the Moly for generations!! We need him here to continue our journey to become a top 6 club!
— kish (@kish147) April 22, 2021