Date: 24th May 2019 at 3:00pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has tipped Chelsea to make a move for Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, our columnist hailed the Portugese as an “absolutely outstanding” boss who has proved himself in the Premier League as well as the Championship.

Nuno took over at Wolves in the summer of 2017 and guided the club to the Championship title in his first campaign before steering them to an impressive seventh-place finish in the top flight.

It is being widely reported that Chelsea could sack Maurizio Sarri after the Europa League final against Arsenal irrespective of the result.

“Nuno will be in high demand this summer from top Premier League and European clubs,” Mills told Football Insider. “I would have thought he will be on quite a few shortlists, including Chelsea’s.

“He knows what the Premier League is about, knows how to beat the top-six clubs, oversees a pleasing brand of football and is used to dealing with high profile and gifted players.

“If I was a chairman of a top club, I would certainly look at him. He is absolutely outstanding and without a doubt he could manage in the Champions League.”

Forme goalkeeper Nuno, 45, managed Porto and Rio Ave in his homeland as well as Valencia in La Liga before taking the reins at Molineux.

He has not won any trophies in his coaching career other than the Championship title, although he did take Valencia to a highly creditable fourth place in the Spanish top flight.

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