Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo could be set for a dramatic return to the Premier League, with speculation intensifying that he may return to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves have been without a manager since dismissing Bruno Lage and his backroom staff earlier this month (Sky Sports). The Midlands club currently find themselves in the relegation zone, with just one win from their first nine games.

It appears Wolves have found it difficult to find a successor to Lage though. Julen Lopetegui, who was recently relieved of his duties at Spanish side Sevilla, has reportedly turned down the Premier League club (BBC).

Rob Edwards, recently dismissed by Championship side Watford, was also rumoured to be in the running for the vacant position at the Molineux (The Athletic).

Now though, it appears that Nuno Espirito Santo could be the one to take the job according to The Athletic. Santo previously managed Wolves for four years before moving to Tottenham Hotspur.

His ill-fated reign at Spurs was ended after just four months in the role, before being replaced by Antonio Conte.

The Athletic report said: “It’s believed the former Wolves boss has told them he’d like to return and has his heart set on an emotional reunion with the club where he enjoyed so much success, guiding them from the Championship to successive seventh-placed Premier League finishes and a Europa League quarter-final.

“It’s thought a sticking point might be getting him out of his Al-Ittihad contract but there is a willingness on both sides to explore a resolution after initial talks took place between the two parties.”

Spurs Web Opinion

As poor as Nuno was at Spurs, it feels almost right that he returns to Wolves and he would probably end up doing a good job again there. Sometimes, a manager and a certain club just fit together perfectly, and this may well be one of those instances.

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