After the shock announcement last week that Nuno Espirito Santo was to leave Wolves after their final game of the season, the board will now be on the hunt for his successor, and Wolves Hall of Famer Steve Bull believes that Zinedine Zidane could do a good job at Molineux.
Nuno had been at Molineux for four seasons which saw the club win the Championship title as well as reach a Europa League quarter-final and despite signing a new contract just last year, he and the board thought it was time to part ways.
Would Zidane do well at Wolves?
There have been several candidates linked with the job with The Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers claiming some “big names” have thrown their hat into the ring.
Someone who has seen a lot of talk about his future in the press is Zidane. Goal have reported that he is set to walk away from Real Madrid in the summer after failing to deliver any silverware this season.
Zidane would certainly command respect and be able to attract players just because of his name at Molineux and Bull, who spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, responded when asked if he thought Zidane could be one of those big names Spiers mentioned, saying:
“Zinedine Zidane, he could do a job all day long. He was my favourite player when I was growing up, he’s absolutely top drawer and he’s showed it as a manager at Real Madrid.
“I think there’s going to be names bandied about left, right and centre now.”
Zidane has only ever managed his former side having been appointed in 2016, but he initially left in 2018 before returning in 2019 for a second stint as manager – over his two spells at the Bernabeu, he has won an impressive 11 trophies.
The early favourite for the Wolves job is former Benfica manager Bruno Lage, who left the Portuguese side in 2020 and it has been reported that he is set to have talks with the Wolves hierarchy.
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