Shock ‘breaking news’ as Premier League rivals announce manager is leaving – Rafa Benitez in?

Some surprise breaking news has emerged this afternoon, with Wolves announcing that Nuno Espirito Santo will leave the club this summer.

A statement from the club explains that the Portuguese boss will depart ‘by mutual agreement’, meaning Sunday’s clash with Man Utd at Molineux will be his last game in charge.

Based on ongoing links over the past few months and the latest bookies odds – which have just been slashed to a 10/11 – it seems as though the former Porto stopper could be headed for Spurs, who are still on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho.

As for who Wolves will bring in, I hate to say it but it feels like this might have Rafa Benitez’s name written all over it. He’s back in England, recently confirmed he’s waiting on a Premier League job and will know they are a club capable of matching his ambitions as a manager.

Here’s a snippet from Sky Sports following this breaking news on Friday afternoon:

Considering so many in the media believe Bruce is doing such an exceptional job just keeping us in the Premier League, I’d love to know they’ll react to the genuinely superb work Nuno has done in his four seasons at Wolves.

Championship winners, back-to-back 7th placed finishes after promotion, a Europa League quarter-final and even a poor season by their standards across 2020/21 – spent largely without best player Raul Jimenez – sees them sitting in 12th.

Now THAT is a job well done and a manager I’d have loved to see at Newcastle United.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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