Idle tabloid speculation recently linked Wolverhampton Wanderers whiskered wonder Nuno Espírito Santo with the Chelsea job, even though Nuno has been nothing if not happy at Wolves and there is no Chelsea vacancy (yet). Typical tabloid fodder.
But the nature of tabloid nonsense is that it often works on a feedback loop. It doesn’t actually have to be true or even reasonable. Just asking a question, however random or silly it might be, automatically generates two stories: one for the question, one for the denial or dismissal or “no comment”. The great churn of useless crap.
Of course, we are all complicit in this circus. By giving attention to it, we breathe life into it. We’re all part of the same compost heap.
And so the question was put to Nuno in his pre-match conference yesterday. By addressing, however briefly and dismissively, he injected a certain bit of legitimacy into it. Transfer rumors operate on a quantum level these days.
“No comments, it doesn’t mean anything. Nothing, I am here speaking with you.
“I consider myself a happy person [here], yes [...] with the problems and difficulties that are involved but at the same time, it is a moment of joy, especially total dedication to what I must do and what we must do to keep on becoming better and growing. Focused.”
-Nuno Espírito Santo; source: Express and Star
So, no no on Nuno.
Nuno’s Wolves take on Burnley today and are close to finalizing a deal to sign the tenacious Raúl Jiménez, one of the many strikers Chelsea should’ve been looking at in recent years, permanently.