Date: 27th June 2021 at 11:00am
Written by:

Marcus Bent reckons that Everton should stay clear of Nuno Espirito Santo, suggesting that should look towards appointing a more attacking coach.

Santo did an impressive job at , taking them from the Championship to consecutive seventh-place finishes, but left his position before their final game of the season against Manchester United.

Would you like Everton to sell Calvert-Lewin?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Since his departure, the Portuguese has not only been mentioned as a possible replacement for his compatriot Jose Mourinho at Tottenham but has also held talks with Everton and Crystal Palace

But whilst Santo has a proven track record in the Premier League and in Europe, he generally builds from the back, with his Wolves side at their most devastating when playing on the counter-attack.

1 of 10

To kick off this quiz on Seamus Coleman, what squad number does the right-back currently wear for the Toffees?

But even when the Midlands outfit were at their best, they were often involved in low-scoring games, and had a habit of failing to score in the first half of Premier League matches, something Santo struggled to fix.

With that in mind, Bent, who spent two seasons at Everton as a player, doesn’t think he would fit the bill at Goodison Park.

He exclusively told This is Futbol:

“He’s been linked with , but it broke down. That was his backroom staff, and he threw his toys out the pram as it’s been stated on social media.

“But he did well at Wolves, but Everton are a bigger club, they have more money, better players, fan base.

“But he’s not really attack-minded, and we need to go for a manager that offers a style of football that Everton and the are looking for.”