Everton close to appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as new manager

Former Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is very close to being appointed as Everton’s new manager. Negotiations like the length of the contract are yet to be finalised, but the club is hopeful that Nuno will be confirmed as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor within the next week. He had left Wolves at the end of last season after four years in charge and was close to becoming a manager of Crystal Palace earlier this month.

Nuno Espirito Santo had emerged as an early favourite for the Everton vacancy along with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri impressed with Wolves development during his tenure at Molineux. The West Ham manager David Moyes was also considered a front-runner for a possible return to Everton as he led the club from 2002-2013.

Although, Scot has agreed on a new three-year contract at the Hammers after he secured Europa League qualification along with a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season. Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and ex-Lille boss Christophe Galtier were also selected as under consideration for the vacant position. Carlo Ancelotti had left the Toffees to return to Real Madrid earlier in June after one season in charge. As Nuno has now returned to the top of Moshiri’s wishlist after the breakdown of his proposed move to Palace.

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