Next Everton boss: Robbie Fowler reacts to Nuno links
Robbie Fowler has told the Sunday Mirror (6/6; page 75) that the alarm bells should be ringing with Nuno Espirito Santo in talks to become the next Everton boss.
The Toffees are continuing their search for Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park.
A host of names have been linked with post. Roberto Martinez, David Moyes and Frank Lampard are amongst those reportedly on the radar.
It would appear however, that Nuno leads the race after the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that talks have been held with the 47-year-old.
Nuno is currently a free agent after his four-year stay with Wolves came to an end following the conclusion of this past campaign.
It was a hugely successful spell at Molineux for Nuno as he guided the club to promotion and then into the Europa League.
Nevertheless, it seemed to be the right time for the Portuguese to move on after an underwhelming year for Wolves.
And that has left Fowler wary of Everton appointing Nuno. He has suggested that turning to him could leave the Toffees going through the same process in the not-too-distant future.
“The next boss will be the sixth in five years and there’s no way [Everton] can have stability and a long-term project, as they always describe it, with such an incredible turnover at the top,” he told the Sunday Mirror.
“Nuno Espirito Santo has been mentioned as a strong possibility, but would he stick around for a long time? It didn’t end too well at Wolves, did it? And that will be an alarm bell.”
Nuno a standout contender as Everton search for next boss
Wolves’ struggles were not all down to Nuno this past season. They lost their talisman to a horrific injury earlier in the campaign.
Having said that, his brand of football did attract criticism from their own fans.
Jamie Carragher recently suggested that Nuno’s style would not go down well amongst Everton fans.
And Fowler has now expressed his own doubts about him.
However, given some of the names that have been linked, it is surely fair to say that he remains one of the better candidates in the running.
What he achieved at Wolves must not be overlooked, and given the resources he may have at Everton, there can surely be some optimism that he could be a huge success if he does get the job.
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