Nuno Espirito Santo wants Wolves return

Graeme Bailey
Nuno is ready to return to Wolves
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Nuno Espirito Santo wants to return to former club Wolverhampton Wanderers, sources have confirmed to 90min.

Wolves have been without a head coach since sacking the man who replaced Nuno, Bruno Lage, on October 2 after the team ended up on a run of just one win in 15 games.

The Molineux job was offered to Julen Lopetegui following his departure from Sevilla, but he turned down the role as he had family issues that prevented him from moving to England at this moment in time.

The likes of former defender Rob Edwards, ex-Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco and former Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins have been linked - but Wolves are ready to offer Nuno a return to the club.

Super agent Jorge Mendes, who has played a huge part in Wolves' recent history, was asked by the club to come up with options and he has now teed up Nuno's return.

Nuno is currently in charge of Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad, having taken charge in the summer following his brief spell with Tottenham Hotspur, who axed the Portuguese boss after just five months.

Following contact with Mendes, Nuno has made it clear that he wants to move back to the Black Country, where he enjoyed a brilliant four years, leading them out of the Championship to a seventh placed finish in the Premier League and the last eight of the Europa League.

Talks over a contract at Molineux for Nuno are making progress but Wolves and Mendes must still negotiate an agreement with Al-Ittihad, where the 48-year-old remains under contract until 2024.

90min understands that Wolves are confident a deal will be agreed in the coming days, with a view to Nuno sealing his return to Molineux early next week.