He may simply have been the elephant within the room.
That may swimsuit the Wolves hierarchy simply nice as they proceed their seek for a successor to Bruno Lage.
It’s not that Jeff Shi, Scott Sellars and the opposite senior membership officers who may have an enter into choosing Lage’s alternative are useless towards a reunion with Nuno, the coach who led Wolves to their biggest interval of success in a number of generations.
However they’ll welcome the chance that this win presents them with.
It affords them time to think about the vary of contenders on their shortlist with out the stress of a baying part of supporters to deliver again Nuno.
The membership’s Championship-winning, Europe-qualifying, memories-making former supervisor may be very a lot within the body as Shi and co weigh up the professionals and cons of contenders to guide the membership into the subsequent chapter of Fosun’s possession.
However so are others whose names have but to leak out to journalists or supporters.
Ruben Neves’ emphatic penalty simply earlier than the hour and Jose Sa’s excellent save from a Brennan Johnson spot-kick with 10 minutes of regular time to go gave the decision-makers this time, but it surely may so simply have been totally different.