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Everton to ramp up Nuno Santo approach

Everton’s search for a new manager has seemingly accelerated in the last few days with Farhad Moshiri and co desperate to replace Carlo Ancelotti swiftly.

No fewer than 40 coaches are on the club’s radar so the hierarchy will have to be meticulous in their process.

What’s the word?

Everton are interested in hiring Rafael Benitez as their new manager but there have been plenty of other names to catch their attention too.

The Toffees are also in the hunt to bring former Wolves boss Nuno Santo to Goodison Park.

They opened talks with the Portuguese last weekend with an interview taking place about the current vacancy.

Crystal Palace made their move to sign the 47-year-old but after a deal looked close to completion, the plug was eventually pulled on a move due to his lengthy backroom requests.

Who would you prefer at Everton?

Moyes

Moyes

Nuno

Nuno

As a result, Everton are now set to ramp up their approach for Nuno.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Jim White asked journalist Alex Crook: “What do you think? Your hunch is that Everton and Farhad might make their move for Nuno now that he’s freed up again?”

Crook responded: “Yeah, absolutely. He does want to continue his Premier League career.”

Kenwright upset

Nuno is an attractive proposition based on some of the things he’s achieved at Wolves.

He took a number of young players under his wing and developed them into some of the most feared prospects in the Premier League.

Diogo Jota earned a mega move to Liverpool after starring under the Portuguese while he’s also developed Pedro Neto significantly.

At the age of just 21, he was named the club’s Player of the Season following a haul of five goals and six assists. Those aren’t jaw-dropping numbers but they’ve been enough to see him linked with a £50m move to Manchester United.

Labelled “special” by reporter Tim Spiers, Nuno also took Wolves from the Championship to European football.

That being said, he isn’t at the top of Bill Kenwright’s shortlist.

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The Everton chairman is keen on seeing either Roberto Martinez or David Moyes return to the club after their previous spells in Merseyside.

Kenwright is believed to have made an informal approach for Moyes but that move would be put in doubt if Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri preferred Nuno instead.

In this instance, it could be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.

All three senior figures in the hierarchy will have to come to an agreement at some point but unfortunately, it’s Kenwright who may be left rather upset.

After all, an agreement with Nuno looks closer to completion than any talks with Moyes.

AND in other news, Brands keen on hiring 46 y/o who Pep dubbed “the best”, he’d be perfect for Everton…

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