Paul Robinson has dropped an interesting Everton claim on Nuno Espirito Santo as a big update emerged on his future.
The Lowdown: Crystal Palace end Nuno talks
As per Sky Sports, Crystal Palace have ended talks over making Nuno their next permanent manager to succeed Roy Hodgson.
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Discussions reportedly collapsed because of finances surrounding the deal, meaning that the Goodison Park faithful are now free to talk to him about potentially becoming their new head coach instead, following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid.
Sky Sports also reported last week that the Merseyside club were set to begin negotiations with Nuno, before the Eagles seemed to emerge as frontrunners, but now the Toffees may look to revisit their previous interest following the latest update.
The Latest: Robinson backs Nuno to Everton
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson, who is now a pundit after playing as a goalkeeper both in the Premier League and with the England national team, has backed the potential appointment of Nuno to the Blues:
“I’m still really surprised that Ancelotti left.
“I understand that you cannot turn down a global superpower like Real Madrid but it came somewhat out of the blue.
“I think he was starting to build something there and in flashes they showed signs of real improvement. He leaves them in a good place though. It is not as if they need a full rebuild.
“Nuno has shown his credentials at Wolves and I think he would be a superb appointment for Everton.
“The way that Nuno plays would suit Everton and that squad of players, I think, would take to him. With a couple of signings I think he could do very well there next season.”
The Verdict: Do not jump the gun
Even though the summer transfer window has officially opened, EFC should not jump the gun on appointing Nuno as their new manager just yet.
Yes, the Portuguese boss has a lot of credentials for the position, given that he guided Wolves to two consecutive seventh-placed finishes in the top flight following promotion from the EFL Championship, as Everton look to push on themselves to try and qualify for European qualification.
However, his preferred three-at-the-back formation may not suit the Toffees, especially if it ends up turning into a five while defending, as they will surely be looking to score more goals come the 2021/22 season, having managed a mere 47 in the division in the last campaign, the fewest out of any team in the top half of the table by far (Sky Sports).
Nonetheless, there are other candidates out there at the moment who may well be better suited than Nuno to the role, and so there is no need for the Blues to rush into an appointment just yet.
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