By Paul Robinson

14th Jul, 2020 | 11:13am

'Very naive' - Exclusive: Robinson blasts Wolves hierarchy after reported contract talks

Paul Robinson has claimed that it is “very naive” of Wolves to allow Nuno Espirito Santo to enter the final 12 months of his contract.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted that the 46-year-old should be offered a “very, very long contract” given the job he has done at Molineux.

The Mirror claim that the Wanderers boss is close to agreeing a two-year contract extension that would see him tied down to the club until the summer of 2023.

He joined the club in 2017 and gained promotion in his first season in charge.

The Wanderers are currently sixth and on course to better last season’s seventh place finish while they are also still in the Europa League.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the contract situation, Robinson said: “The job he has done there has been fantastic.

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“Wolves are back to being a regular Premier League team and that is down to him. He has built a side, a squad, a football club and it is very naive to let him get into the last year of his contract.

“You cannot say that he does not deserve a new contract. He deserves a very, very long contract.

“The transformation of the club has been quite incredible. He has taken them back to their former glory.”

When asked about the prospect of a new deal last month, Nuno said: “We are still under contract.

“We are here and it’s good to be here.”

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