Insider Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Nuno Espirito Santo and his potential appointment at Everton.
The former Wolves boss has certainly been a busy man in the past few months. Having left Molineux back in May, he came close to being appointed as the next Crystal Palace manager, only for that to fall apart at the last minute, and even before he departed Wolves, he was being touted as a potential successor to Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.
He has also since found himself in the mix to potentially take over at Everton, and speaking as a guest on Robbie Lyall’s YouTube channel Don Robbie, Romano revealed what the latest details were when it came to his potential move to Goodison Park:
“I can tell you that on Saturday, Sunday, during the weekend there was an agreement in principle almost reached for Nuno to join Everton. So they had an agreement, a verbal agreement, it was really close to being completed.
“Then they had some problems, because Everton are not 100% convinced yet about the decision to take for the manager and that’s why they asked for some more days before deciding about the new manager.
“So we will see if they will decide to go for Nuno, they had an agreement ready for Nuno, so it’s not a matter of contract or money or a salary. It’s almost ready, Nuno is waiting if they choose to go with Nuno, or if they want to go with something different.”
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This doesn’t really sound like a show of confidence in Nuno from Everton’s end, because it looks as if he is just a backup option at this point in case another manager that they want falls through, such as the reported links with former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.
If Everton really think that he is the man to take them forward, then they should just go ahead and appoint him and show some faith in him, because the way he is being treated right now just isn’t right and could cause a few problems down the line because it comes across as if they were never truly committed to him in the first place.