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Report: Nuno Espirito Santo in frame to replace Jose Mourinho

Report: Nuno in frame to replace Mourinho
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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo reportedly emerges as a potential target for Manchester United, should the Red Devils sack Jose Mourinho.

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Manchester United, should the Red Devils sack Jose Mourinho this season.

United have lost two of their first four matches at the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season, and Mourinho's long-term future at Old Trafford is far from secure amid a testing period.

The 20-time English champions have been linked with a swoop for former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane amid speculation that Mourinho is in the latter stages of his tenure at United.

However, Sport Bild reports that Nuno is also under consideration, with the Portuguese - who played under Mourinho at Porto and has Jorge Mendes as his agent - impressing since arriving at Wolves.

Nuno led Wolves to the Championship title last season, and the club have also made a positive start to the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, with five points from their first four matches leaving them in 11th position.

United will return to Premier League action away to Watford after the international break.


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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Everton on August 11, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
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11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
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17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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