43-year-old issues emphatic response to questions about Everton switch speculation
By Danny Wright
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has made it clear that he is fully focused on the job in hand at Molineux in the wake of reported interest from Everton.
The Guardian reported on Wednesday that the Toffees had made an offer for the 43-year-old to replace Ronald Koeman in the Goodison Park hotseat.
However that notion was rubbished by the Express and Star, who claimed that Wolves had not received any approach from the Premier League side for the Portuguese manager.
On Thursday, Nuno spoke out for the first time after speculation surrounded his tenure at Molineux, and gave an emphatic response to the questions about his future.
“The only focus I have in my mind today is the game of tomorrow [Friday],” he said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash against Fulham, as quoted by Sky Sports.
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“Nothing else can distract us and we are on the way of something really important and we are in a good way.”
When further pressed about the matter, Nuno continued to demonstrate his resilience: “It was a long answer and I was quite clear. There is nothing else more important in our lives than the game of tomorrow.”
Nuno has had a good start to life with Wolves as they currently sit top of the Championship table after a massive summer splurge which saw them break all kinds of transfer records.
Everton are still on the lookout for a replacement for Koeman after he was sacked last week.
Like Nuno, the Dutchman spent a lot of money in the summer but had a completely opposite reaction from his side as they sat floundering near the bottom of the Premier League and on the brink of a Europa League exit by the time he was axed.
In other Everton news, this English manager has confirmed his interest in taking up the Goodison Park job.