Everton are expected to confirm the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager has reached an agreement in principle with the Toffees and he is excited about taking over as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement.
The Italian joined Real Madrid earlier this month.
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 Everton is almost a done deal. Terms agreed in principle earlier this evening
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) June 11, 2021
Wolves parted ways with the 47-year-old after a mediocre campaign and he was expected to take over at Crystal Palace. However, the Merseyside outfit have swooped in and secured an agreement with Nuno.
Apart from this past season, the Portuguese manager has done a reasonably good job with Wolves ever since he joined the club and Everton will be hoping that he can make an instant impact at Goodison Park.
The Toffees will want to push for European qualification next season.
Nuno will certainly need to bring in quality reinforcements and plug the gaps in Everton’s squad. The Toffees will have to bring in a quality winger, a goalkeeper and a full-back this summer.
Farhad Moshiri has backed his managers in the transfer market since taking over the club and Nuno will need considerable support this summer.
Some of the Everton fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on Nuno’s arrival and here is what they had to say.
Nuno Espírito Santo isn’t the right appointment for me, tactically stuck to a 5 at the back for 3-years.
It would only show that Farhad Moshiri pokes his nose far too much into the football sides business. Massive disappoint and shows everything wrong with the club IMO.
— The Everton End (@TheEvertonEnd) June 11, 2021
Exactly Galtier the right man for us . Appointing a guy who finished 14th last season is a massive step backwards
— RIP Everton.. Nuno is mid table manager . (@stevie89940908) June 11, 2021
Pure lack of ambition from the club. Hiring a manager from the only team that played worse football than us last season.
— Ste White (@stejwhite) June 11, 2021
Moshiri needs to realise we want his money not his complete lack of footballing knowledge
— Martin Lobb (@MartinLobb6) June 11, 2021
Farhad is a problem.
— Tom (@Tom_Cagsey) June 11, 2021