Everton contact Santo to replace Carlo Ancelotti, as David Moyes is also considered

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

Everton has held talks with Nuno Espirito Santo as they find a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti.

According to reports, the former Wolves coach has been contacted by Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri who wanted to clarify his position with the Portuguese is also wanted by Crystal Palace.

Everton are on the lookout for a coach after former coach Carlo Ancelotti left his position this week to take up the vacant Real Madrid job, and they see Nuno as a perfect fit to continue the project. 

The Goodison Park board chiefs held a virtual meeting on Wednesday to draw up a list of candidates for the vacant job. Nuno Espirito Santo and West Ham coach David Moyes have emerged as the leading candidates for the position. 

The Scot who led West Ham to a sixth-place finish last season managed Everton for eleven years before leaving them to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. 

However, pricing him away from West Ham might be a challenging task as the Hammers has offered him a new three-year deal for a stellar campaign. The former Everton manager was reportedly considered after Everton sacked Marco Silva in 2019, with Moshiri speaking to him in December 2019 before going for Ancelotti.

Another option for Everton is club legend Duncan Ferguson, who had a short managerial stint at the club on an interim level before the appointment of Ancelotti. 

The club legend impressed the Goodison Park hierarchy and is in the running for the job, having told the club that he is ready for the post after working under Ancelotti.