Date: 12th June 2019 at 11:51am
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Danny Mills has tipped “outstanding” Nuno Espirito Santo to jump at the chance to manage Chelsea if he is offered the job.

The Portugese has been linked with the soon-to-be-vacant Blues manager role and, according to the Express, is on their six-man shortlist to replace exit-bound Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Mills explained Chelsea would be too big a club for Nuno to reject, despite the huge advances made by Wolves in the past two seasons.

“Is Chelsea a step up from Wolves? Yes it is. Would Nuno take the job if offered it? Yes he would,” Mills told Football Insider. “I can see him gong there if Chelsea offer it to him. 

“Wolves are exciting and Nuno has done an outstanding job there. But there are not too many times you get offered a job like the Chelsea one.

“Nuno will see Chelsea as a very attractive football club. I know there is a transfer ban and Eden Hazard has been sold, but there is still an exceptional squad of players at the club.

“There is a lot of short termism in terms of how the club operate, but the managers who do leave Chelsea still go on to get excellent jobs afterwards. Nuno would certainly be on my list if I was in charge at Chelsea.”

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Nuno took over at Wolves in the summer of 2017 and has overseen a dramatic improvement in terms of the club’s results, performances and ambitions.

The 45-year-old steered the Midlands giants to the Championship title in his first season and followed up by establishing them in the Premier League with an against-the-odds seventh place finish and a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

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