Wolverhampton Wanderers manager ignoring Manchester United speculation

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has declined to comment on the speculation linking him with the Manchester United job. A recent report from Germany highlighted that the Portuguese is one of the leading candidates to become the next United boss, should Jose Mourinho be released from the helm.

However, speaking to Sky Sports News, Nuno has refused to comment on the baseless speculation and has stressed that he would like to evaluate his future on the daily basis, he said: “You know me. I don’t talk about that. It does not make sense. This is not the moment to even think about it. I don’t think about it, I totally ignore that, I totally ignore it. I don’t do like that. I go on a daily basis. I know what I have to do tomorrow – to prepare the boys well and prepare the team for a tough game against Burnley. This is the way I look at the future I take it day-by-day.”

Nuno became the Wolves manager during the summer of 2016 and he thereafter guided the club to promotion from the Championship after making some shrewd signings. In between that, he had reportedly received an offer from Everton to take charge midway through the campaign but he snubbed their advances to stay loyal to the west Midlands outfit.

With Wolves returning to the Premier League, they have already enjoyed a good start by their standards with five points from the opening four games and Nuno’s reputation would surely build further, provided they stay clear of the relegation places. Wolves may have secured just one victory on their top-flight return but they have certainly impressed with the fearlessness to their game. This style has been rewarded with a couple of hard-fought draws against Everton and reigning champions Manchester City.