By Wayne Veysey

2nd Jun, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Moshiri makes personal contact with Mendes over Everton hiring Nuno

Farhad Moshiri has already spoken to Jorge Mendes about the possibility of Nuno Espirito Santo taking over at Everton, Football Insider understands.

The billionaire Goodison owner is spearheading the club’s search for their sixth permanent manager in five years following Carlo Ancelotti’s exit on Tuesday.

An Everton source has told Football Insider that Moshiri get on well with super-agent Mendes and they have already discussed Nuno’s interest in the newly-vacant role.

The 47-year-old is keen to get back into management after his four-year reign at Wolves ended nine days ago.

Mendes is keen for the Portugese to join an ambitious club with huge financial resources, and big spending Everton could fit the bill.

Moshiri spoke to the world’s most powerful agent many times last summer to finalise the blockbuster signing of one of his star client’s James Rodriguez.

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As revealed by Football Insider on 1st June, Mendes has also spoken to Aston Villa owners Wes Edens and Naseef Sawiris about Nuno potentially replacing Dean Smith.

However, there is no current vacancy at Villa Park, while the Everton job is now one of the most attractive on the market.

The exit of Ancelotti did not come as a huge surprise to Moshiri and Goodison chiefs.

Football Insider reported on 19th May that Everton feared losing the Italian to either Real Madrid or Barcelona at the end of the season.

Nuno has also held talks with Crystal Palace about replacing Roy Hodgson, who left at the end of the season.

Nuno oversaw the most successful period in Wolves’ modern history and has helped establish them as a Premier League club on the back of major investment from the Chinese owners.

But he does not have the serial title and trophy-winning CV of Ancelotti or other contenders for the role such as Rafael Benitez.

In other news, Wolves are confident of beating Everton to forward signing after talks held.