Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has turned down an approach by Everton to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, according to The Express.
Santo had taken on the task of guiding Wolves back to the Premier League over the summer and the Wanderers have already made an encouraging start to the campaign, the Portuguese manager’s side currently leading the Championship standings.
A lot of this success has been attributed to Wolves’ smart acquisition in the transfer market and manager Santo’s astute management, who has successfully integrate the new players into the first-team without taking too much time.
This success of Santo has impressed Premier League strugglers Everton and the Toffees have reportedly decided to approach the Portuguese manager as a possible replacement for the recently sacked Ronald Koeman.
This news of an approach for Santo was reported by pundit Guillem Balague, who tweeted: “Everton have contacted Nuno as ONE OF the potential candidate to replace Koeman. His agent Jorge Mendes is listening, no decision made yet.”
However, Balague has since backed down on his claims and has reported that Santo has decided to snub The Merseyside club.
He tweeted: “Nuno has been told of interest by Everton but does not want to move… ‘even if the best team in the world comes calling’, I have been told.”
Former England manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly interested in the job and it will be interesting to see who will take over the reins at Everton during the coming weeks.