Pundit suggests Spurs could raid Premier League rivals for Mourinho replacement

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Dom Le Roy

Danny Mills believes that Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo may be the right man to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham head coach should things go downhill under the 57-year-old.

Nuno’s stock has risen considerably over the last few years as Wolves followed a Championship title win in 2017/18 season, with two back to back seventh-place finishes in the Premier League.

While he has been linked with some high profile jobs, including the Arsenal one (Daily Mail), he has not yet been tempted to leave the Molineux.

The former goalkeeper, who was managed by Mourinho at Porto, put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the West Midlands club earlier this week.

Mills believes that the 46-year-old has what it takes to take on the biggest jobs in European football and suggested that Tottenham could be looking at him as an option to replace Mourinho.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England defender said: “There will be clubs sniffing around him (Nuno), some big clubs.

“Who knows what the Barcelona situation is going to be. And how long will Zidane be at Real Madrid? You just do not know in football.

“It was a very good idea to get him signed up long-term. I cannot see why he would not be at the top of the list for one of the next big jobs in management. He speaks several languages so he can communicate with lots of players in their own tongue. He is young, forward-thinking, progressive and can clearly deal with fixture congestion.

“Let’s just say Tottenham, and something happens with Jose Mourinho. You would say, ‘Nuno Espirito Santo? Yes, please. You would have him immediately. He could replace Mourinho.”

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Nuno has done an excellent job at Wolves as he has managed to build a formidable side with minimal resources. He has displayed an eye for talent and a knack of getting the best out of certain players. However, Wolves are one-dimensional in the way they play and never seem to have a Plan B. I believe Nuno would receive much more criticism for a negative approach if he was managing one of the big six clubs instead of Wolves.

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  1. Is this your uncle TA ? Danny Mills is never going to make it as a pundit. Stop quoting him. If you want to help him; find him a job at a Used Car lot, a doggie wash or a convenience store.


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