Next Wolves Manager odds: Nuno’s no more, so who’s coming in at Molineux?

The finest facial hair in the Premier League has departed, but who's coming in to replace Nuno at Wolves?


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Nuno Espirito Santo stepped down as Wolves manager following the conclusion of the Premier League season in May. Paddy’s trusty traders have rustled up a market on who’s going to replace the Portuguese in the Black Country.


It was sad seeing Nuno and his marvellous beard/bald head combo leave us, but he may not be gone for long with reports linking him to the vacant Spurs job. Whatever the case, we know Nuno is no more at Wolves. But, who’s next in line to take over at Molineux?


Bruno Lage

I know what you’re thinking. Bruno who? Well, to the uninitiated, Bruno Lage is Portuguese () so he’s a favourite to take over at Wolves. Even more importantly, the former Benfica boss’ agent is, you guessed it, Jorge Mendes (). You can see why he might appeal.

Vitor Pereira

Vitor Pereira is another Portuguese () boss with close links to you-know who (). Wolves have a type, alright? Pereira is looking for work after a three-year stint out in China with Shanghai SIPG but he’s got a decent CV and managed Porto, Olympiacos and Fenerbache over the years.

Paulo Fonseca

You know the score by now. Portuguese () boss Paulo Fonseca gets a mention because the traders have to cover all the bases. Fonseca was most recently in charge of Roma but is leaving the Italian side following a disappointing campaign.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard to Wolves doesn’t seem like the worst fit in the world. A good squad, a bit of cash (not too much, mind) to spend and realistic ambitions. He’s an option for Wolves.

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Rafa Benitez

Another stalwart of Paddy’s next manager markets, Rafa Benitez, is also out of work following an ill-advised jolly in the Chinese Super League. Unfortunately for him he’s not Portuguese but Spain is the closest you can get to Portugal without being in Portugal. We’ve checked.

Rui Faria

Jose Mourinho’s former attack dog, Rui Faria, has been making strides out into the big wide world by himself with Al-Duhail in Qatar and fits both of Wolves’ criteria to take the job; nationality and agent (). Could be a goer.

Eddie Howe

Poor old Eddie Howe’s gone from the belle of the ball to ugly stepsister in just 12 months. Despite more links than, Eddie’s still looking for a job. He has been heavily linked to the vacant Celtic hot seat but remains unattached at the moment.

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