Everton close to replacing Carlo Ancelotti with Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo applauds the fans
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo applauds the fans

Everton are set to appoint Nuno Espirito Santo as their manager this summer.

The Portuguese manager recently left his post at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he was heavily linked with the move to Crystal Palace.

It appears that the Toffees have now stolen a March on their Premier League rivals, and they are close to finalizing his appointment.

Nuno Espirito Santo did a fantastic job in getting Wolverhampton Wanderers promoted from the championship and establishing themselves as a Premier League side.

However, the Portuguese oversaw a difficult campaign last year, and Wolves have now decided to part ways with him.

Meanwhile, Everton lost Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid earlier this month, and they have been linked with the likes of David Moyes, Steven Gerrard and Eddie Howe as well.

It will be interesting to see if Nuno Espirito Santo can settle in quickly at Everton and make an immediate impact next season.

The Toffees have a reasonably good squad at their disposal, but they will need some strengthening in order to push for European qualification next season.

The former Wolves manager will have a massive challenge ahead of himself. He will be replacing one of the best managers in the world in Carlo Ancelotti, and expectations will be high from the fans.

 Nuno will be expected to keep the side competitive and challenge European qualification instantly. He has proven to be a quality short term appointment for most clubs throughout his managerial career, and it remains to be seen how Everton perform under him next year.