1. Nuno, the Perfect Manager to Lead a Rebuild
Nuno took the helm when Wolves were in the Championship. The first year of his tenure at Wolves saw his side gain promotion to the Premier League after winning the Championship rather easily.
He then led Wolves to two successive and improbable seventh place finishes in the top flight, headlined by their qualification for the Europa League quarterfinals. He hasn’t been in charge of a team — other than the one major blip on his CV, a disappointing short tenure at Porto — capable of winning a major honour, the only reason Nuno hasn’t yet won team silverware as a manager.
Wolves’ progress this season was severely hampered when they lost Jonny and Raul Jimenez to injury, which occurred right on the back of Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty, two of their most influential assets, being sold last summer.
The Portuguese gaffer rebuilt Wolves and took them to uncharted heights during his four years in charge. Given the opportunity at a bigger club, he’ll assuredly, if given the time and autonomy, win trophies.
While the Spurs job is seen as an unenviable, thankless position, Nuno is up to the task. As a former goalkeeper, he sees the pitch in a unique way that few others do. He’s got the right temperament, knows how to elicit the most from his players and employs an enterprising brand of football Spurs are keen to restore.
And I don’t currently see Tottenham being able to convince a manager whose trophy cabinet is anywhere near as full as Jose’s to take the job.