Former Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo is in superior negotiations with Crystal Palace forward of becoming a member of the Eagles this summer season.
Nuno left Wolves by mutual settlement after the top of final season however was desperate to discover a new place within the Premier League as quickly as doable, seeing his identify linked to a handful of sides in a short time.
Hyperlinks to Tottenham have been rapidly shot down, however the Telegraph be aware that he was interviewed by each Everton and Palace – and it is the latter who’ve pushed forward with their plans to land the Portuguese boss.
Talks between Palace and Nuno have progressed rapidly and the Eagles are actually hopeful of finalising a deal to carry him to the membership within the coming days.
Palace have checked out a lot of completely different candidates since Roy Hodgson’s departure from Selhurst Park was confirmed, together with Frank Lampard, Sean Dyche, Valerien Ismael and Swansea boss Steve Cooper – who at one stage was the membership’s most well-liked candidate. However after talking with Nuno, he has rapidly moved to the highest of their want record.
The Eagles are understandably eager to nominate him as rapidly as doable, forward of what might be an important summer season in current membership historical past.
Palace are set to lose no fewer than 12 gamers on a free switch this summer season, together with the likes of
Mamadou Sakho, Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt, so there’s clearly an infinite rebuilding job to be undertaken.
There’s additionally the small matter of Wilfried Zaha’s future to kind out. The influential winger has once more requested to be offered this summer season, and whereas Palace are reluctant to dump their talisman, they might haven’t any alternative however to money in and reinvest the cash accrued on the remainder of their threadbare squad.
With the inheritor to Zaha’s throne, Ebere Eze, anticipated to be out till 2022 by way of harm, Palace are in determined want of a spark to select themselves up off the bottom – and appointing Nuno seems to the catalyst for change in south London.
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