By Danny Mills

15th Sep, 2020 | 10:26am

Pundit Exclusive: 46-yr-old may replace Mourinho at Tottenham

Danny Mills suggests Nuno Espirito Santo could replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham despite signing a new contract at Wolves.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that there will be big clubs “sniffing around” the 46-year-old given the success he has enjoyed at Molineux.

Wolves announced on Sunday that Nuno had signed a new three-year contract that will tie him down to the club until the summer of 2023.

The Portuguese manager, who was heavily linked with the Arsenal job last year, has led the Midlands side to back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League.

Mills said that ‘s qualities make him an attractive proposition both in England and on the continent.

“There will be clubs sniffing around him, some big clubs,” he told Football Insider.

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“Who knows what the Barcelona situation is going to be. And how long will Zidane be at Real Madrid? You just do not know in football.

“It was a very good idea to get him signed up long-term. I cannot see why he would not be at the top of the list for one of the next big jobs in management. He speaks several languages so he can communicate with lots of players in their own tongue. He is young, forward thinking, progressive and can clearly deal with fixture congestion.

“Let’s just say Tottenham, and something happens with Jose Mourinho. You would say, ‘Nuno Espirito Santo? Yes, please. You would have him immediately. He could replace Mourinho.”

Spurs have been widely criticised following their opening day defeat to Everton with Jose Mourinho labelling his attackers “lazy”.

He said: “I didn’t like my team… Our pressure up front was very, very poor. I would say it was lazy pressure and when you have lazy pressure you don’t press and you let opponents build from the back.”

In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson claims that development “is a very worrying sign” for 24-year-old.