Kevin Phillips is adamant that Nuno Espirito Santo has given Wolves his word over a new deal and expects him to put pen to paper soon.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, pointed to the contract failings at Arsenal in recent years but insisted that it “is different with managers”.

Nuno’s current deal expires next summer but the Mirror claim that the he is close to agreeing a two-year contract extension.

Nuno led Wolves to their highest ever Premier League finish last season (7th) and is on course to better it this year.

He has averaged a very impressive 1.82 points-per-game since taking the reins at Molineux and is credited for the remarkable improvement in Adama Traore’s game.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the contract situation, Phillips said: “I am surprised.

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“We have seen at Arsenal that allowing someone to get into the last 12 months of their contract can cause all kinds of issues. So there is a slight concern but it is different with managers.

“Nuno will have given the club his word that he will sign a new deal. He seems like a man of his word and I am sure it is only a matter of time before he puts pen to paper.”

A 1-1 draw with Burnley last night keeps the Wanderers sixth with just two games remaining.

Wolves host Crystal Palace on Monday before travelling to Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season.

In other Wolves news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider a host of clubs will be chasing West Ham forward this summer.

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