Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo could be a shock summer replacement for Maurizio Sarri if Chelsea decide to part ways with the Italian after a tumultuous first season under Sarri’s watch.
Eden Hazard may have saved the former Napoli boss for at least for one more week after the Belgian’s stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point against Wolves on Sunday.
Sarri, who has been under intense scrutiny of late, looked on as his side toiled for 92 minutes against a resolute Wolves defence intent on hanging on to there 1-0 lead courtesy of Raul Jimenez, before eventually sparking to life with Hazard’s well-taken effort from outside the box.
While the late point will likely see Sarri hold onto his job for now, Chelsea
That search will have seen the Stamford Bridge hierarchy keep a close eye on Sunday’s events, not just to monitor their current manager, but also to scout his potential replacement on the opposing bench, Nuno Espirito Santo.
Away Premier League Goals Conceded:
1. Liverpool 8
2. Manchester City 9
3. WOLVES 16
Nuno Santo’s Barmy Army ???????#CHEWOL pic.twitter.com/RnvTHIzD5C
— Football Super Tips (@FootySuperTips) March 10, 2019
The Portuguese manager has drawn admirers in west London after guiding his side to Premier League
Santo’s success along with his pulsating style of play has seen his name touted for the biggest managerial roles in Europe, but with patience for Sarri wearing thin at Stamford Bridge, a move could be completed sooner than expected.
Obvious what the managers influence is here. Sarri takes a bunch of talented players and makes them play like donkeys. Nuno Espirito Santo has done the reverse. #sarriout #chelsea #cfc #chewol
— Martinus (@mjfkipper) March 10, 2019
It remains to be seen whether or not Santo would be interested in the Chelsea job, especially with the Stamford Bridge outfit facing a summer transfer ban, but if his success at Wolves