Erstwhile Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo believes that his chances of becoming Everton manager are over.
This is according to Sunday Times’ Duncan Castles who claimed on his Friday edition of the Transfer Window Podcast that there has not been contact with the Portuguese from the Toffees over the last two days.
As a result, Santo does not feel he is still in running for the position, with Rafa Benitez briefing that he expects to get the job.
“You also have Nuno Espirito Santo wondering if he is going to get the Everton job just as Rafa Benitez is briefing that he expects to get the job,” Castles said.
“I can tell you that there has been, over the last two days, no contact from Everton with Nuno, so his expectation is that his chance there is gone.”
It seems Everton are edging closer to appointing Rafa Benitez as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor despite talks with Santo.
Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri is looking to get the perfect man for the project at Goodison Park and is not mindful of the Spaniard’s Liverpool past.
The fans are, though, with plenty of them airing their grievances on social media ever since the reports emerged at the beginning of the week.
With Santo yet to hear from Everton of recent, it is only right for him to conclude that he is no longer in the picture.
Just a week ago, the former Wolves boss was reportedly close to being appointed as the Toffees new manager, with his representatives expecting a formal and written contract offer to arrive in the next 48 hours at the time.
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
Santo was keen to take the job and the challenge, but things have changed in recent days and he looks to have missed out on the chance.