Nuno to hold talks about collaboration between clubs for friendlies

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to hold talks with LMA about collaboration between Premier League clubs for pre-season friendlies this summer… with overseas travel set to be off the agenda due to Covid restrictions

  • Sportsmail understands the Wolves boss wants more collaboration among clubs
  • Teams will travel within the UK and Ireland or will work at their training grounds
  • Nuno Espirito Santo argues clubs should work together for high-level opponents

Nuno Espirito Santo will hold talks with the League Managers Association to express his concerns about top-flight clubs’ pre-season preparations.

Sportsmail understands the Wolves boss wants more collaboration among clubs to ensure next season runs as smoothly as possible.

With overseas tours effectively off the agenda due to Covid restrictions, teams will either travel within the UK and Ireland or work exclusively at their training grounds.

Nuno Espirito Santo will hold talks with the LMA about clubs’ pre-season preparations

Nuno argues that clubs should work together to guarantee high-level opponents in friendlies

Nuno argues that clubs should work together to guarantee high-level opponents in friendlies and minimise travel.

‘As managers, maybe we can find an understanding that we can be close to each other in terms of preparation games,’ said Nuno. ‘A meeting inside the LMA will be enough to consider the options.

‘We should make decisions together. If we have four Premier League clubs close to each other, we can prepare together as we will all be in the UK.’

Sportsmail understands the Wolves boss wants more collaboration among clubs this summer

Asked whether he would be happy to play Wolves’ Midlands rivals if those teams stayed at their training grounds this summer, Nuno added: ‘Normally we don’t do it like this, but nothing is normal any more. 

‘We are always competitive as managers, we try to keep secrets, but maybe this is the moment we require a different approach. 

‘I’m positive many managers are thinking that.’




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