Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo is set to be appointed as the new Crystal Palace manager.
The 47-year-old left Wolves at the end of last season and has been linked with a series of jobs including the vacant position at Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Telegraph however reports that the Portuguese Santo has been in talks with Palace with the London club having selected him as the man to replace Roy Hodgson.
The reports indicate that Nuno is in advanced talks with Palace, and he could be appointed by the end of this week; the club had considered other candidates for the job who included Frank Lampard, Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Swansea’s Steve Cooper, and Barnsley’s Valerien Ismael.
The news is set to be a blow for Everton who had believed to be the frontrunners for the signature of the Portuguese with the club fans have believed he was the right man to replace Carlo Ancelotti who has since left for Real Madrid.
Nuno however knows that the work at Place won’t be easy with the Eagles releasing as many as 22 players with first-team regulars such as Gary Cahill, Scott Dann, Andros Townsend, and Joel Ward among them who were not retained by the club.