By Paddy Kenny

16th Jun, 2021 | 5:00pm

Pundit: Everton may have 'moved goalposts' for 'amazing' Nuno after manager twist

Everton may have “moved the goalposts” for Nuno Espirito Santo after they saw him enter negotiations with Crystal Palace.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the twists and turns in Everton’s pursuit of the former Wolves boss.

As revealed by this site yesterday (15th June), Everton have made contact with Antonio Conte and other contenders as they are yet to strike a deal with Nuno.

But that comes after the Toffees had reignited their interest in the Portuguese following the collapse of his Crystal Palace talks.

Kenny claims that Nuno‘s apparent flip-flopping would not be the best way to kick off his Everton reign.

But the ex-Sheffield United shot-stopper also suggests that seeing the 47-year-old on the brink of a Selhurst Park switch may have sparked the Everton board into action.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s not an ideal start. Nuno is a wanted manager and you can’t fault him for going to speak to Cyrstal Palace.

“It’s not a good start but it is what it is. If he does end up going there then I’m sure they’ll be really happy.

“For me, he’s a really good manager and has done an amazing job at Wolves.

“If Everton weren’t meeting his demands and he had the chance to speak to Crystal Palace then that might have made Everton move the goalposts and back down to his demands.”

In other news, Everton backed to seal perfect Richarilson replacement as £90million deal mooted.