Why Sheffield United shouldn't expect a Wolves side distracted by talk of boss leaving for Arsenal

A lot of talk surrouding the Wolves camp ahead of their Premier League clash with Sheffield United has centred on manager Nuno Espirito Santo being linked with the vacant manager’s job at Arsenal.

Saturday, 30th November 2019, 6:28 pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been linked with the manager's job at Arsenal

The Portuguese had already been tipped as a successor to under-fire Unai Emery and that speculation ratcheted up a notch on Friday when Emery was dismissed by the powers that be at the Emirates.

United’s own manager Chris WIlder, due to the start his side have had this season so far, knows what it's like to have your name linked to other jobs and some might argue that as that gets more serious then it could spill into the dressing room.

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At Molyneux, though, according to striker Raul Jiminez there is no such issue and he says it’s been business as usual ahead of the Blades trip to the Black Country.

"Nuno's a very good manager. We all know that," said Jiminez. "We're making good things, since last season when we got into the Premier League.

"And before, when I was not here, they were champions of the Championship.

"We're working good, working hard. There is speculation, but we're going to keep working to be the team that we want to be, making him better and us better.

"He's very important for us, every time he speaks with us it's very important.

"He knows a lot, so he is very important for the team."

Wilder, too, is a fan of the Wolves boss.

“Nuno has done a fantastic job at Wolves,” he said on Friday. “It’s a different club to a lot of the promoted clubs, because they were set for the Premier League when they were in the Championship. Then they were set for the top ten. But you still have to win games of football. I think that comes down to the manager, what he instils in the players and how he sets them up.”