Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips believes Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo could draw attention from some big clubs at the end of the season.
Phillips was speaking to Football Insider about the Midlands outfit needing to shield their top players in the summer before mentioning potential interest in the manager as well.
“The big thing for Wolves at the end of the season is keeping hold of their top players and there have been rumours of the manager [Nuno] as well as he is linked with big clubs,” the ex-Sunderland man said. “He has done an amazing job.”
Phillips is probably not wrong here; it is not hard to imagine a trigger-happy Chelsea, for instance, sacking their man at the helm after a disappointing campaign before turning to someone like Nuno.
They were linked with him before they appointed Frank Lampard, with the Portuguese coach proving his credentials during his debut campaign in the Premier League. Nuno, of course, inspired Wolves to an impressive seventh-place finish and into Europe.
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Under him, they had the fifth-best defensive record in the division, conceding 46 goals — seven more than Chelsea and Tottenham, who grabbed the last two Champions League spots (via WhoScored). This season, they have been just as impressive at the back, conceding 32 in 25 — the seventh-best record this time around.
Furthermore, Phillips is right to suggest that there could be interest in the Wolves boss come the summer. Without a doubt, he has proven himself in English football’s top tier.
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