Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has emerged as a ‘leading candidate’ to replace under-fire Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
The pressure continues to mount on Emery at the Emirates following the club’s disappointing start to the season, last weekend’s 2-2 home draw with relegation-threatened Southampton extending their winless run in the Premier League to five.
Arsenal‘s poor form has seen the club fall eight points adrift of the top four, the North London side now facing the realistic prospect of missing out on Champions League football for a fourth consecutive season.
Many reports have suggested that the Spaniard’s position is seriously under threat, and according to the Mail, Wolves boss Nuno is amongst a host of candidates being considered should the Arsenal hierarchy lose patience with their underperforming manager.
The 45-year-old has impressed since arriving at Molyneux in 2017, leading the club to the Championship title and promotion in his first season in charge before securing European qualification in an impressive debut season in the top flight.
After a slow start to the current campaign the club have hit a fine run of form, last weekend’s win at Bournemouth seeing the club climb to fifth. They are also on the verge of securing progress to the Europa League knockout stages ahead of Thursday night’s clash with Portuguese outfit Sporting Braga.
The Arsenal board are said to have been impressed by the job the Portuguese coach has done at the Midlands club and he has now emerged as a leading candidate to replace Emery, whilst the likes of Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino have also been linked with the role.