Arsenal have supposedly cooled their interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
According to The Times, the Gunners are now focusing on other targets to succeed Unai Emery as permanent first-team manager.
Freddie Ljungberg is currently in charge on an interim basis, but there is no telling how long he will be given to prove himself as the main man.
Wolves boss Espirito Santo was one of the favourites to succeed the Spaniard a few days ago, but has since slipped down the Gunners’ shortlist.
The Times report Arsenal don’t really believe he is the right man, as they want someone who can ‘communicate’ with the players, media and act as a brand ambassador.
It would appear that that desire, if true, is likely born out of Emery’s struggles with the English language.
TBR’s view – Nuno would be a fine appointment
It is highly unlikely Espirito Santo will leave Wolves given how well they’re going this season, especially after his comments about the speculation.
The Times’ claim is an interesting one. The 45-year-old’s communication skills appear perfectly fine – certainly, his messages are much easier to understand than Emery’s.
And the Wolves players are clearly carrying out all of his instructions.
In the unlikely event Arsenal did get him, he would surely be a sound appointment.