Everton in advanced talks with ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo amid Crystal Palace collapse

Everton are edging closer to naming Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager, talkSPORT understands.

Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri has made the ex-Wolves boss his top target to replace Carlo Ancelotti and talks over personal terms are underway.

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Nuno’s camp are anticipating a formal, written contract offer to arrive in the next 48 hours, with the 47-year-old in pole position to become Everton’s new boss.

Santo was on the verge of a move to Crystal Palace before being alerted to Everton’s interest.

It’s understood that the Toffees have assessed a number of candidates following Ancelotti’s shock return to Real Madrid last week, including former manager David Moyes.


The Scot, however, recently put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract extension at West Ham, paving the way for Nuno to join the Merseyside outfit.

A potential stumbling block is the influence of Nuno’s agent, Jorge Mendes, who had a major role behind the scenes at Molineux.

Santo would be Everton’s sixth permanent manager in the past five years.