Nuno Espirito Santo is ‘waiting’ for a decision from Everton and wants to become their manager, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking on YouTube channel Don Robbie, Romano said the Blues had reached a verbal agreement with the former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss and that a deal was close.
However, Everton weren’t 100% convinced and told Nuno they would need time to consider their options.
What’s the managerial situation at Everton?
The Blues are working to appoint a new boss after Carlo Ancelotti, who led them to a 10th-place finish in last season’s Premier League, left to join Real Madrid at the start of the month.
BBC Sport reported this week that, while Nuno remained a ‘candidate’, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez had emerged as the favourite for the post after holding three rounds of talks with the Everton hierarchy.
An announcement won’t arrive until next week at the earliest, Sky Sports’ Alan Myers says.
Fan feed The Toffee Blues relayed Romano’s Nuno claim, and here’s what supporters made of it.
Everton fans react to suggestion that Nuno is ‘waiting’
“Just get him in”
“Rather him than Rafa to be honest”
“Just do it”
“Get him appointed !”
“I’d take Nuno every day over a very divisive appointment like Rafa.”
“I didn’t want him, he’s not my first choice but I’m tenfold him over Rafa, if this was to happen now and he keeps Dunc on I’ll back him”
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