Everton are eyeing Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager with Carlo Ancelotti leaving to rejoin Real Madrid.
The former Wolves boss is being lined up by the Merseyside club’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, talkSPORT understands, after Ancelotti quit for a second spell with the Spanish giants.
Ancelotti had three years left to run on his Everton contract but the Premier League club allowed him to go back to Spain after making it clear he wanted to go back to Real.
Both clubs announced the move on Tuesday evening with Toffees supremo Moshiri already making moves to bring in a replacement.
And Everton are set to try and tempt Nuno into making a swift return to management.
Nuno, 47, recently left Wolves after four years in charge at Molineux.
Everton ended the season in dismal fashion despite being one of the Premier League’s early title contenders last season.
They burst out of the blocks but faded away and won just three of their 12 league matches, while they managed just six wins at Goodison Park all campaign, resulting in a 10th-place finish.
Even striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could only manage two goals in his last eight league appearances, despite hitting eight goals in his first seven games of the season.
Meanwhile, a host of injury issues also affected the side with star signing James Rodriguez in and out of the team.
Espirito Santo also endured a difficult campaign in the Midlands.
Since getting Wolves back into the Premier League, the Portuguese impressed with the side finishing seventh in their first two seasons back, while also reaching the Europa League quarter-finals in 2019/20.
But last season, which also saw centre-forward Raul Jimenez suffer a season-ending skull fracture, they limped home in 13th position.
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