Nuno Espirito Santo is in talks about the cooperation between clubs for friendly matches in the preseason

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Wolf boss Nuno Espirito Santo to hold talks with the LMA this summer about partnering Premier League clubs for pre-season friendlies … with trips abroad not on the agenda due to Covid rules

  • Sportsmail understands that the Wolves boss wants more cooperation between clubs
  • Teams travel within the UK and Ireland or work on their training grounds
  • Nuno Espirito Santo believes that clubs should work together for high-level opponents

Nuno Espirito Santo will be in talks with the League Managers Association to raise concerns about top clubs’ preparations for the season.

Sportsmail understands that the Wolves boss wants more cooperation between clubs to make sure next season goes as smoothly as possible.

As travel abroad has been effectively removed from the agenda due to Covid’s restrictions, teams will either travel within the UK and Ireland or work exclusively on their training grounds.

Nuno Espirito Santo will be in talks with the LMA about the clubs' preparations for the season

Nuno Espirito Santo will be in talks with the LMA about the clubs’ preparations for the season

Nuno argues that clubs must work together to guarantee top-level opponents in friendly matches

Nuno argues that clubs must work together to guarantee top-level opponents in friendly matches

Nuno argues that clubs must work together to guarantee top-level opponents in friendly matches

Nuno argues that clubs should work together to guarantee top-level opponents in friendly matches and to keep travel to a minimum.

“As managers, we may understand that we can be close together in preparation games,” said Nuno.

‘A meeting in the LMA is enough to consider the possibilities.

‘We have to make decisions together. Having four Premier League clubs close together we can prepare together as we will all be in the UK. ‘

Sportsmail understands that the Wolves boss wants more cooperation between clubs this summer

Sportsmail understands that the Wolves boss wants more cooperation between clubs this summer

Sportsmail understands that the Wolves boss wants more cooperation between clubs this summer

When asked if he’d like to play against Wolves ‘Midlands rivals if those teams stayed on their training ground this summer, Nuno added:’ We don’t normally do it like this, but nothing is normal anymore.

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

“I’m sure many managers think so.”

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