Dominic King of The Mail has tweeted that Nuno Espírito Santo is closing in on becoming the new manager of Everton with Farhad Moshiri now deciding that the former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss is his first choice to replace Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton Make Move With Nuno Espírito Santo Closing in on Top Job
Santo had been expected to become the new manager at Crystal Palace but talks broke down on Tuesday 8th June and Everton is looking like being his next destination. He left Wolves after four years by mutual consent and The Toffees were left shocked when Ancelotti left for Real Madrid and have so far failed to find the right man to take the club forward.
Nuno Espirito Santo is close to being appointed Everton’s new manager. Farhad Moshiri has decided Nuno is now his No1 choice and Nuno’s camp are expecting a formal, written contract offer to arrive in the next 48 hours. He wants to take the job and is excited by the challenge 🔵
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) June 11, 2021
Nuno Espírito Santo and His Success With Wolves
In his four years at Wolves Santo guided the club to the Europa League for two consecutive seasons and made them a stable Premier League club. His final season ended with a 13th placed finish and there was a feeling that he had taken the side as far as he could with both parties happy to seek out new challenges. Wolves have already appointed their new manager and have opted for another Portuguese manager in Bruno Lage who was relieved of his job at Benfica in the summer of 2020.
Long Shortlist Finally Whittled Down
With Nuno Espírito Santo closing in on the Everton job, the board hope to get the deal done in the coming days after a long search to replace Ancelotti that has seen the club linked with Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter as well as former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.
The Everton board will be looking to bring in new players this summer and will expect much more than the disappointing tenth place finish that Ancelotti delivered at the end of the 2020/21 season and look to break into the top four and European competition.