By Michael Brown

27th Jun, 2020 | 8:00am

Exclusive: Pundit suggests Wolves face major battle to keep Nuno amid development

Michael Brown claims a “top club” will be looking at taking Nuno Espirito Santo away from Wolves in the near future.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the 46-year-old for the “remarkable” job he has done at Molineux over the past two years.

Speaking to the Express and Star, the Portuguese boss has opened the door to talks over a new contract, with his current deal set to expire next summer.

However, Brown suggests that there will already be big-name sides eyeing up a move for the former Porto man and that he does not need to put pen to paper at Molineux just yet.

Brown told Football Insider: “I just think you don’t want it to run into the last year with him.

“You have to respect Nuno, the job he’s done. No disrespect to Wolves – if there’s a real top club out there that are going to take him, I think they’ll be looking at him for sure. 

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“The turnaround has been remarkable and not only deliver last season, he’s done it again this season. I watched them early on in the European games, there were lots of supporters around me at the qualifying games and I said don’t be too greedy, European football will take it out of you.

“Someone said top-ten and I said top-ten would be amazing. To be sat in sixth, what a job. Ultimately, I don’t see why Nuno needs to sign that contract.” 

Nuno took charge of Wolves when they were in the Championship back in 2017 and led them to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

A seventh-placed finish last season saw the club qualify for Europe this term, with Nuno and his men awaiting the second leg of their round of 16 clash versus Olympiacos.

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