Robinson in awe of 'superb' Nuno after big Everton manager update today

Nuno Espirito Santo would be a “superb appointment” by Everton, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Tottenham and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is adamant the 47-year-old is capable of taking the Toffees to the next level if he succeeds Carlo Ancelotti.

Everton joined Spurs, Crystal Palace and Wolves in the hunt for a new manager last week after Ancelotti left to join Real Madrid.

As revealed by Football Insider on Monday, the Merseyside club have interviewed Nuno Espirito Santo about becoming their new manager.

However, the size of the backroom staff Nuno would want to take with him to Goodison Park has emerged as a stumbling block.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the vacant position, Robinson said: “I’m still really surprised that Ancelotti left.

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“I understand that you cannot turn down a global superpower like Real Madrid but it came somewhat out of the blue.

“I think he was starting to build something there and in flashes they showed signs of real improvement. He leaves them in a good place though. It is not as if they need a full rebuild.

“Nuno has shown his credentials at Wolves and I think he would be a superb appointment for Everton.

“The way that Nuno plays would suit Everton and that squad of players, I think, would take to him. With a couple of signings I think he could do very well there next season.” 

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