Can Nunu Santo return to the Premier League (PL).
“Nottingham Forest is in contact with Nunu as the new head coach. Negotiations are ongoing. If Nottingham replaces Cooper, Nunu is the most likely candidate,” said Fabrizio Romano, a transfer market expert.
England’s “The Athlete” also said, “Coach Nunu has emerged as Nottingham’s option. Coach Cooper is under pressure, having won only one game in the past 13 games. Nottingham is looking for a replacement, and Julen Lopetegui was initially mentioned, but Nunu has also emerged.”
Nunu spent his career playing for Valencia and Porto. When he took the helm of Wolverhampton in 2017, he entered the English league. It was a good start. After winning the English Football League Championship (EFL Championship, minor league) in the 2017-18 season, he challenged to the Premier League (PL) in the 2018-19 season. Under Nunu, Wolverhampton quickly rose to seventh place in the league’s final ranking. On top of that, he won a UEFA Europa League ticket, which paid off.
However, Nunu left Wolverhampton in the 2020-21 season due to his contract being terminated after a lackluster performance. The main culprit was serious injury suffered by Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jotai, who left for Liverpool. Nunu left Wolverhampton, where he had become affectionate, and started a new start.
He immediately landed a job. It was none other than Tottenham Hotspur, where Jose Mourinho left. He got off to a good start at Tottenham after Wolverhampton. The soccer world turned upside down by beating Manchester City, the defending champion, in the opening match of the PL in the 2021-22 season. Nunu also won the August Manager’s Award with three consecutive wins in the league. It seemed to dispel the voices of concern that had been raised before his appointment.
However, it was disastrous from then on. Since then, he has suffered three consecutive losses, starting with a loss at Crystal Palace. Chelsea and Arsenal said they faced off against strong teams and gave up nine runs during the three matches. Concerns over Nunu, which had been raised in the past, have escalated day by day, and rumors of his replacement have emerged. Eventually, Nunu ended up leaving Tottenham as if he were being chased after just four months after taking office.
Saudi Arabia was the next player to perform. Nunu, who took the helm of the Al-Itihad in July last year, peaked out by winning the Saudi Professional League and the Saudi Super Cup, beating Al-Nasr, where Cristiano Ronaldo plays for. He has made aggressive investments. This summer, he brought in Kareem Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho, Luis Felipe and Jota to strengthen his team.
However, the partnership did not last long. From the opening to the 12th round, Al-Hilal, Al-Nasr, Al-Ahli, and other clubs that receive support from Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), Al-Hilal, Al-Nasr, and Al-Ahli were the most lethargic and fell to sixth place. When the team was defeated by Iraq’s Al-Qaeda and Al-Zawiya in the group league of the Asian Football Confederation (ACL), it was ultimately dismissed.
Thus, Nunu left Saudi Arabia. There was a possibility that Nunu, who has become unemployed again, could take the helm of Nottingham as the successor to Cooper. Nottingham, which is struggling without a win, will bring Bournemouth to the next round of the home city ground. 스포츠토토