Nuno Espirito Santo is to be offered the Everton manager role this weekend, according to reports.
The recently departed Wolves boss seemed poised to be announced as Roy Hodgson’s replacement at Crystal Palace before talks broke down a few days ago.
However, Nuno has now emerged as the favourite for the job at Goodison Park according to the Daily Mail, as major shareholder Farhad Moshiri has driven the recruitment process.
The managerial role at Everton became vacant last week after Carlo Ancelotti swiftly departed to return to Real Madrid, who he won the 2014 Champions League with.
Moshiri will be hoping that there are no late stumbling blocks when attempting to secure Nuno’s signature, as opposed to his projected move to Selhurst Park.
A number of names have been thrown in the hat to take the helm at Goodison Park, including Rafa Benitez and Paolo Fonseca, but the former Wolves boss has been deemed the most suitable candidate.
Former Toffees boss David Moyes was also mentioned, however, the Scotsman signed a new three-year contract with West Ham.
Moyes has European football to look forward to next season with the Hammers after an excellent 2020-21 campaign in charge at the London stadium.
Speaking on his new deal with the London club, Moyes said: “I am delighted to have committed my future to West Ham United.
“This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club.
“The Board and everyone at the Club have been fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things.”
He added: “We have made tremendous progress in the past 15 months and that has been a collective effort from everyone at the Club. The players really have been superb but the challenge is for our standards to continue developing. We must keep pushing boundaries for consistent improvement as we all aim to continue the growing of the Club.”
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