Former Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has, on Sunday, publicly responded to rumours that he could be in line for an imminent move back to the English midlands.
The last couple of weeks, of course, have seen the subject of the bench at Molineux take centre stage in the English football headlines.
This comes after the powers that be at Wolves, on the back of a dismal opening to the campaign, came to the conclusion that Bruno Lage was no longer the right man to lead the club forward.
Two fixtures, and three points later, though, the same board members are yet to appoint a replacement.
In turn, those of a Wolves persuasion, on Sunday, will no doubt be interested to hear of one such candidate tipped to take his place in the Molineux dugout speaking publicly regarding such a prospect.
The man in question? Nuno Espirito Santo.
Portuguese tactician Nuno, of course, long held icon status at Wolves, owing to a hugely fruitful four-year stint with the club from 2017 through 2021.
Almost inevitable speculation has therefore spread over the course of the last fortnight that a reunion could be on the cards between the two parties.
Speaking to the media on Sunday evening, Nuno himself, in turn, was drawn on as much.
Just three months into his experience with Al-Ittihad, though, the 48-year-old was keen to reiterate his commitment to matters in the Saudi Pro League:
“I’m with Al-Ittihad and I don’t like rumours. My focus is on the Dubai camp,” Nuno assured.