Nuno Espirito Santo will be announced as Everton coach

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Former manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo is on the verge of being announced as the manager of Everton football club weeks after he left Wolves.

The 47-year-old Portuguese tactician left Wolves at the end of the 2020-2021 season after he led the club to finish on the 13th spot on the league table.

Nuno Espirito Santo who became the manager of Wolves in 2017 after leaving Porto, has never finished so poorly on the league table. In the two seasons before the just concluded season, he was able to push the club to a 7th place finish.

The Portuguese tactician has proven to be a coach to be reckoned with when he led Wolves to the semi-final stage of the 2019-2020 Europa League campaign.

Due to such performance, he has attracted the attention of some top clubs in the Premier League especially that of Crystal Palace and Everton.

Recent reports claimed that the Portuguese coach is close to signing a contract deal with Everton who has been without a coach since coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to abandon the Merseyside club to join Real Madrid a few weeks ago.

The contract talks between the representatives of Nuno and Everton have reached an advanced stage and he might be appointed this weekend.

Why is Everton so interested in Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo on duty for Wolves.
Nuno Espirito Santo on duty for Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo managed to keep Wolves in the Premier League for three successive seasons despite the low budget he had to work with at the club.

In the years the Portuguese tactician spent at Wolves, he never spends more than £92 million within a season. Despite that, he always found a way to help Wolves finish above clubs that have bigger budgets.

For instance, in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, Nuno Espirito Santo led Wolves to finish higher than Everton even though Everton had a bigger budget.

Hence, now that Everton intend to cut down their budget from about £165 million to £100 million in the coming 2021-2022 season and remain relevant in the Premier League, a coach like Nuno is expected to do a perfect job.