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Nuno Espirito Santo in Talks to Become Next Crystal Palace Manager

Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo has spent three days in discussions with Crystal Palace and is now the frontrunner to become the club’s next manager, according to Sky Sports.

Crystal Palace in Discussions With Nuno Espirito Santo Over Potential Appointment

Santo Keen to Swiftly Return to Management

The Portuguese manager has been linked with several vacant posts since news broke of his departure from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He is reportedly eager to return to management quickly and prove a point after his mutually agreed exit from Molineux.

Santo endured a difficult season at Wolves but led his side to a comfortable survival in the Premier League, finishing 13th. His exit is a source of motivation to immediately return to the dugout.

Palace have considered other managers including Frank Lampard who has been out of work since his sacking at Chelsea in January and Patrick Viera who most recently managed Nice up until last December. Palace have also considered Swansea manager Steve Cooper.

According to the report, Thomas Frank would also be considered a viable option but the club understand he is unlikely to be interested in moving across London following Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League.

Santo appears to be the favourite to take over the club in need of a rebuild. Several first-team players and manager Roy Hodgson departed the club at the end of the season.

Santo enjoyed massive success at Wolves, earning promotion to the Premier League, before securing two seventh-placed league finishes and a Europa League quarter-final during his tenure.

During his spell at the club, he was given significant backing to bring in a squad of players suited to his style of football. With so many players exiting Selhurst Park this summer it seems certain Santo would be provided the opportunity to completely reform the squad.

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