By Danny Wright
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is set to make a “swift” final decision on whether he wants to become the next Everton manager after he was approached by the Premier League club, according to a report.
The Guardian claims that Nuno, 43, has been given an “attractive proposal” by the Toffees as they look to complete their manager search after Ronald Koeman was sacked last week.
It is understood that conversations have been held in the last 24 hours and Nuno is now said to be considering the offer made by Everton, but he is believed to be leaning towards staying with Wolves as they look to complete promotion back to the Premier League.
The West Midlands club are currently top of the Championship after a massive summer splurge and look as though they are one of the front-runners to go up this season in the automatic spots.
That form has clearly what has attracted Everton to take a look at Nuno, who is one of a number of names on the client list of super agent Jorge Mendes.
The Portuguese manager has previously had spells with Valencia and Porto with varying degrees of success and is widely known to move from one club to another after just a short period of time.
Football Insider Verdict
Everton need a speedy resolution to their manager search and if they get snubbed by Nuno then they may have to take into serious consideration someone who is currently out of work or giving David Unsworth the job until at least the end of the season. Results have not improved since Koeman was axed, which still seems like it was the wrong decision given how awful the players have been playing. No one foresaw Everton’s summer signings having such a dreadful start to life on Merseyside and anyone who says that they did are simply lying. The fixture list was very tough on Everton and it seems that only a couple of their results under Koeman were unavoidable.
In other Everton news, this English manager has confirmed his interest in taking up the Goodison Park job.