Deal close: Another Everton manager twist after quartet talks - Sources
Everton could soon appoint Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager as further talks are scheduled today, Football Insider has learned.
The Merseysiders have made another big push for the Portugese after his negotiations with Crystal Palace collapsed in midweek.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri had a meeting on Thursday with chairman Bill Kenwright, director of football Marcel Brands and chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale.
It was decided the board would hold further negotiations with Nuno and they have progressed well over the last two days.
This comes as David Moyes is set to sign a new three-year West Ham contract that has been on the table since the Premier League season ended.
Football Insider revealed on 2nd June that the billionaire owner Moshiri had set the wheels in motion with Nuno’s agent Jorge Mendes about a potential deal.
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Longstanding Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has championed the case of Moyes but that possibility has now been all but removed.
Nuno’s availability and pedigree is attractive to Everton, even though this site revealed on 7th June that the size of his backroom staff has been a stumbling block to a deal.
The Portugese is renowned for his unusually large team of assistants, and they all departed with him when he exited Wolves last month.
Should that hurdle be cleared, then Everton could formalise a deal with Nuno by Sunday night.
In addition to his impressive Wolves spell, Nuno’s links to Jorge Mendes, the world’s most powerful agent, make him very attractive to Moshiri and company.
The 47-year-old is keen to get back into management after his four-year Molineux reign ended 11 days ago.