'In a heartbeat': Some Crystal Palace fans want 47-year-old manager, he'd be a 'massive coup'
Crystal Palace are on the lookout for Roy Hodgson’s successor, but who could be the next Palace manager?
Nuno Espirito Santo is one of the names linked with the Palace role, and plenty of Eagles fans seem eager to snap him up.
According to a Sky Sports report from Tuesday afternoon, the former Wolves boss was favourite for the Palace job.
The Evening Standard claimed yesterday that talks between Nuno and Palace have been going on for a few days.
However, Everton have since found themselves without a manager, with Carlo Ancelotti joining Real Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspur are also looking for a new person in the dugout in wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking in April.
Therefore, some Palace fans are feeling a sense of urgency amid other clubs potentially looking to snap Nuno up.
Who is Nuno Espirito Santo?
The 47-year-old was a goalkeeper in his playing days, turning out for the likes of Porto and Deportivo La Coruna.
He began his coaching career in 2010 and took his first managerial job two years later at Rio Ave.
Nuno spent two years at Rio Ave before joining Valencia, and two years later he moved again, this time to Porto.
In 2017, he joined Wolves, then in the Championship, and led them to the Premier League, where they remain.
According to Sky Sports, Nuno is keen on an immediate return to management.
He reportedly feels he has a point to prove after his sacking at Molineux.
Who else could be the next Palace manager?
Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has also been linked with the Eagles job.
Defeat in the Championship playoff final will only increase the chances of his departure from South Wales this summer.
Palace have reportedly also considered Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira and Valerien Ismael.
Brentford’s Thomas Frank was said to be in the running, but that’s unlikely now after the Bees’ promotion to the Premier League.