Nuno Espirito Santo favorite for the job at Crystal Palace after THREE days of talking to the club

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Nuno Espirito Santo favorite for the vacant Crystal Palace job after THREE days of talks with the club as Eagles look for an immediate successor to Roy Hodgson after his emotional farewell – but Everton is after him too!

  • Nuno Espirito Santo aims for an immediate return to management
  • Nuno left Wolves at the end of the season after leading the club for four years
  • And Crystal Palace has since held talks with Nuno about their vacancy
  • Palace is looking for new manager after Roy Hodgson farewell

Crystal Palace has held talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo about their vacant head coach position.

Santo is available after leaving Wolves at the end of the season and the Eagles leaders have moved to discuss the possibility of replacing Roy Hodgson.

The Portuguese is emerging as a strong contender for the role, although the club has also considered a number of alternative coaches.

Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo may soon return to management with Crystal Palace

Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo may soon return to management with Crystal Palace

Nuno said goodbye to Wolves at the end of the season after four years at the club in what was a shocking departure after a split with the club’s owners over transfers.

However, Palace faces competition from Everton, who are looking for a new manager after the shocking news that Carlo Ancelotti has sealed a sensational return to Real Madrid.

Steve Cooper, Frank Lampard, Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche are among the managers the Eagles are also interested in.

The Eagles are looking for a quick signing after the emotional departure of Roy Hodgson at the end of the season.

Roy Hodgson said goodbye to Palace at the end of the season after four years in charge

Roy Hodgson said goodbye to Palace at the end of the season after four years in charge

Roy Hodgson said goodbye to Palace at the end of the season after four years in charge

Hodgson said an emotional goodbye to Selhurst Park after four years in charge, having once again maintained the club’s top status.

Palace is also interested in Swansea boss Steve Cooper – the former England Under 17 manager – after leading his side to the championship play-off final, where they were beaten by Brentford.

Thomas Frank was also shortlisted, but any hope of bringing him to Palace seems distant following Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League after beating Swansea in the play-off final at Wembley last weekend.

Meanwhile, Wolves are still on the hunt for Nuno’s successor this summer, in what promises to be a hectic few months.

Sports post On Sunday, candidate Bruno Lage revealed this week whether he will receive a work permit to become the new Wolves manager.

The former Benfica boss is Wolves’ first choice to replace Nuno and was interviewed last week, although they are also considering other candidates.

Former Benfica boss Bruno Lage is the favorite to replace Nuno at Wolves this summer

Former Benfica boss Bruno Lage is the favorite to replace Nuno at Wolves this summer

Former Benfica boss Bruno Lage is the favorite to replace Nuno at Wolves this summer

He will not automatically qualify for a license under new rules after Brexit and will have an appeal hearing on Wednesday.

Like Nuno, Lage is a customer of the Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.

Wolves owner Jeff Shi said last month the club would make sure they hire the right man regardless of their agent, and the new head coach is expected to come from the Mendes stable.

Lage must have worked in a ‘top class’ for two consecutive years, or three of the last five, to qualify.

He has been out of work for almost a year, but Wolves is confident that he will get a work permit.

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