Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to contact the Premier League to propose relaxing covid-19 protocols

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Nuno Espirito Santo will contact the Premier League to propose relaxing their strictest coronavirus protocols as he claims social distancing rules are UNNECESSARY if they are being ‘tested every two days’

  • Wolves will contact the Premier League to ask for Covid protocols to be relaxed
  • Nuno Espirito Santo says there are ‘easy solutions’ to simplify their working lives
  • Nuno feels the rules are unnecessary as Wolves are being tested ‘every two days’
  • He says it’s hard to create a feeling of togetherness when two metres apart

Wolves plan to contact the Premier League to propose relaxing their strictest coronavirus protocols as clubs struggle to operate smoothly within the constraints.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo says there are ‘easy solutions’ to simplify the working lives of players and coaches, with particular emphasis on the restrictions in place for team meetings.

Players and staff must follow social distancing rules in these gatherings, which Nuno feels is unnecessary as he says Wolves are tested ‘every two days’.

Nuno Espirito Santo says Covid-19 rules are unnecessary as Wolves are tested ‘every two days

Nuno Espirito Santo says Covid-19 rules are unnecessary as Wolves are tested ‘every two days

‘We have a small list that I will try to pass to (general manager of football operations) Matt Wild to be addressed, because I am sure all the teams are facing the same problems,’ said Nuno.

‘There are easy solutions. We are being tested every two days, we need to be together, we need to have meetings. So if I can’t be comfortable with the people I work with on a daily basis, it is hard to prepare.

‘I don’t want to make a case of protesting – that is not my point. For example, everyone needs meetings, but when you speak to your players you don’t want them to be two metres apart from each other.

The Wolves manager says that his team 'need to be together' and 'need to have meetings'

The Wolves manager says that his team ‘need to be together’ and ‘need to have meetings’

‘How can you transmit the feeling of being together, being a unit, if we are in a room of 50-100 square metres, far away from each other?’

‘Then there is the matter of eating together and all these things. I know we must transmit an example to society, like with goal celebrations, but I think there are solutions for it and I will try to pass these solutions to the proper people.’

Restrictions were tightened after a season-high 40 positive Covid tests were returned in the top flight on January 5. There were only two new positive cases in the most recent round.

Raul Jimenez has stepped up his training after a positive recent examination by a specialist

Raul Jimenez has stepped up his training after a positive recent examination by a specialist

Nuno hopes he will not be 'required' to wear protective headgear but it could be a 'solution'

Nuno hopes he will not be ‘required’ to wear protective headgear but it could be a ‘solution’

Meanwhile, Raul Jimenez has stepped up his training after a positive recent examination by a specialist.

Wolves say they have not yet pencilled in a date for the Mexican to resume training with the first-team squad after fracturing his skull at Arsenal on November 29.

Asked whether Jimenez could wear protective headgear when he returns, Nuno added: ‘Hopefully it will not be required. It could be a solution, but not for now.’



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