Reliable journalist: Everton in talks with super agent over high-flying manager
By Laura O’Leary
Guillem Balague has shared on Twitter that Everton have contacted Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo over their vacant managerial position.
The respected journalist announced the development by tweeting the following:
Everton have contacted Nuno as ONE OF the potential candidates to replace Koeman. His agent Jorge Mendes is listening, no decision made yet pic.twitter.com/teRN5nOQ8d
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) November 1, 2017
Under Santo’s guidance Wolves are top of the Championship a point clear of Cardiff City after 15 games played.
The club made a lot of signings in the summer and had newspapers such as The Guardian tipping them to finish in the play-off positions.
However, so far Wolves are in a position to achieve much more than that, if they can keep their impressive form going.
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The Portuguese manager was unveiled as being in charge of Wolves in May 2017, when he signed a three-year-contract with the club.
Despite only recently taking control of Wolves, in light of Balague’s tweet, the bookies have made Santo fourth favourite for the Everton position, pricing him at 14/1.
Before taking over the reigns at Wolves, Santo spent a season in charge of Porto and Valencia, with him starting his managerial career at Primeira Liga’s Rio Ave.
His agent Jorge Mendes also looks after high-profile clients like Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea.
Everton sacked Ronald Koeman on October 23 and have been linked with a host of candidates since the role was made vacant.
Burnley’s Sean Dyche is still the bookies favourite listed at 10/11 with the Burnley chairman confirming Everton’s interest in his manager.
Sam Allardyce has also spoken about the vacancy revealing it would be one to consider if an offer emerged, and Allardyce has been placed just behind Dyche in the betting.
For now, caretaker manager David Unsworth is still in charge of the team as Everton travel to face Lyon on Thursday night in the Europa League.
In other Everton news, a Premier League side are reportedly interested in an Everton youngster.