Everton in talks with Nuno Espirito Santo to replace Carlo Ancelotti, but also considering David Moyesy

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Everton are in talks with Nuno Espirito Santo to replace Carlo Ancelotti… but an appointment IS NOT imminent and David Moyes is his main challenger for the job – with Duncan Ferguson also believing he is ready to take the helm

  • Farhad Moshiri has contacts with Nuno Espirito Santo for vacant Everton job
  • David Moyes is another option – and was also considered by Moshiri in 2019
  • Duncan Ferguson is also interested in the job, which has had many applicants

Everton have held talks with Nuno Espirito Santo as they have stepped up their efforts to find Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement.

Nuno, the former Wolves manager, has been approached by Everton’s largest shareholder Farhad Moshiri to assess his position; the Portuguese is also wanted by Crystal Palace and had talks with the South London club last week.

Goodison Park officials held a virtual board meeting on Wednesday to divest candidates and Nuno’s main challenger at this stage is David Moyes. The Scot, who previously spent 11 years at Everton, has been offered a new three-year contract by West Ham after leading them to Europe.

Nuno Espirito Santo has held talks about Everton job

Farhad Moshiri must find a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti

Farhad Moshiri must find a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti

Farhad Moshiri (image right, right) held talks with Nuno Espirito Santo (left) about replacing Carlo Ancelotti (image left, right) as Everton manager

David Moyes is back in the running but Everton need West Ham's approval

David Moyes is back in the running but Everton need West Ham's approval

David Moyes is back in the running but Everton need West Ham’s approval

Moyes has been in the running to return to Goodison Park in recent years – Moshiri spoke to him in December 2019 before going for Ancelotti – but Everton will not approach Moyes without West Ham’s approval.

Everton Sporting Director Marcel Brands has since been inundated with questions about the vacancy, but he is determined to take a thorough look at applicants and for that reason it is unlikely that an appointment is imminent.

Duncan Ferguson, the club legend who impressed Moshiri when he had a brief stint as a carer following the sacking of Marco Silva, is also looking to be considered for the position and believes he will be ready after working under Ancelotti.

Duncan Ferguson impressed Moshiri and believes he can step into Goodison's top job

Duncan Ferguson impressed Moshiri and believes he can step into Goodison's top job

Duncan Ferguson impressed Moshiri and believes he can step into Goodison’s top job

On Wednesday, Goodison still felt a sense of shock after the speed with which his move to Madrid was completed; Everton finished second on Boxing Day, but slipped dramatically in the second half of the season, finishing tenth after a 5-0 penalty against Manchester City in their final game.

But Ancelotti insisted the campaign was positive, saying at his press conference: “Every team has a goal. Success is not just winning trophies, success for a manager is achieving the club’s goal.

“Everton doesn’t aim to win the Premier League, it aims to try and play in European football and we fought to the end. To get to the last game before Europe, I think it was a success.”

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