Everton are ready to battle Crystal Palace for Nuno Espirito Santo to take over from
a club he managed from between 2013 and 2015.
Goodison supremo Farhad Moshiri is seeking his SIXTH boss in five years after
Ancelotti rejoined Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Moshiri has put ex-Wolves coach Nuno top of a hit list that includes Eddie Howe and
Rafa Benitez. And Nuno’s fellow Portuguese Vitor Pereira – who has spent the last three
years with Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG – also fancies the job.
Ancelotti, who guided the Toffees to tenth this season, said: “I’d like to thank the board,
players, and Evertonians for the tremendous support they have given me.
“I hope Everton can achieve the exciting opportunities they have in front of them.
“While I have enjoyed being at Everton, I have been presented with an unexpected
opportunity which is the right move for me and my family.”
Palace have been in talks with Nuno for the past few days and he is their top choice to
replace retiring Roy Hodgson.
But the Toffees’ bigger budget and ambitions might sway Nuno.
One stumbling block will be Duncan Ferguson’s role in the new Everton coaching team
as Nuno may want his own staff.