This comes after Jones made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Royal Blue Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Espirito Santo, who has been linked with the vacant manager position at Everton in recent weeks, Jones had this to say on the possibility of him being appointed.
He said: “He’s obviously a very qualified manager, so there’s no doubt in my mind that he can come in and be a very qualified manager at Everton again, it’s just that you do understand that with some fans it does seem a little bit underwhelming.
“He’ll have a really important summer transfer window in front of him – to try and get in the players that he desires to play this sort of counter-attacking football.
“Is he going to bring that five-at-the-back to Everton? I’d have my questions about that after seeing a few managers in the past trying to play five-at-the-back at Everton.
“There will obviously be a few questions there but I think any manager is going to face that, so I think if Nuno comes in, he does have a wealth of experience behind him so I think the positives that we can focus on are certainly there.”
Everton are currently without a manager after Carlo Ancelotti left Goodison Park for a return to former club Real Madrid.
TIF Thoughts on Adam Jones’ comments on Espirito Santo potentially being named as Everton’s new manager…
Given how Espirito Santo managed to lead Wolves to two consecutive seventh-place finishes in the Premier League during his time at Wolves, this could be a factor as to why Everton have been linked with the 47-year-old, presumably, so he can try and replicate the domestic success he had in charge of Wolves with the Toffees instead.
Would you be happy to have Nuno Espirito Santo in charge of Everton?
In our view, hiring Espirito Santo would be a safe option for Everton based on his experience of managing in the Premier League.
However, with the former Wolves man also having experience of managing clubs in European competitions, this could make him a good fit at Everton, who have aspirations of playing in Europe, which have arguably taken a hit since the recent departure of Ancelotti.