This comes after Lamb made an appearance on a recent video from the Toffee TV YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the club, including their search for a new manager after Carlo Ancelotti left for a return to Real Madrid.
On the subject of Espirito Santo, who has been mentioned with regards to the manager position at Goodison Park in recent weeks, Lamb had this to say on the matter.
He said: “In terms of the next job for Nuno, Everton would be the perfect job for him, wouldn’t it? It’s a step-up club, he can prove at a club like Everton, if he can build something at Everton and get us into Europe, even the Champions League maybe, then it’s perfect for him, isn’t it?
“But as fans, we’ve had that before, haven’t we? We’ve had a Nuno in the likes of [Ronald] Koeman, who finished seventh with Southampton and [Roberto] Martinez who won a cup with Wigan. [Marco] Silva had done well with Watford until we were linked with him, but it just seems a bit samey-samey, it’s the same type of up-and-coming manager, we’ve had that.
“And that was the thing with Ancelotti, we were happy that we had a big name for once, it was a different type of manager. Obviously, we knew the risks that were coming and so it turned out that he did go on to Madrid.
“So, it’s the same sort of calculated risk you get with Nuno that you do get with the likes of Koeman or Martinez, so we because we’ve had it before, it just feels a bit nerve-wracking, but I suppose, like I said, for him, it’s the perfect job for him.”
During his time at Wolves, the 47-year-old took charge of 199 matches across all competitions, winning 96, drawing 46 and losing 57 (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Matty Lamb’s comments on Espirito Santo…
Considering how Espirito Santo managed to secure two consecutive seventh-place finishes with Wolves during his time at Molineux, this would certainly mean progress for Everton if he were to be appointed and managed to do the same with them, after Ancelotti failed to get the club near a European place.
Would Espirito Santo have been your first choice to replace Ancelotti?
In our view, given how Ancelotti was Everton’s longest-running manager since Roberto Martinez and how the club have had several names take charge of the club in between, it’s easy to see why Lamb thinks a move for Espirito Santo wouldn’t exactly feel like a successful long-term appointment based on their recent track record of hiring managers.
Given how it has been recently reported that Espirito Santo is now close to being appointed as the new manager of Crystal Palace, it seems that the Toffees may have missed their chance to secure the former Wolves man after previously being reported to have been set to hold talks with him over the position.