Report: Crystal Palace eye Nuno Espirito Santo
Crystal Palace are interested in Nuno Espirito Santo as they look for Roy Hodgson’s successor, with The Sun on Sunday (30/5; page 62) reporting that the Eagles are keen to speak to the former Wolves boss.
Nuno is a free agent after it was announced ahead of the final day of the Premier League season that the Portuguese would leave Molineux in the summer.
Like their top flight rivals, Palace are also on the lookout for their next manager.
Hodgson’s departure was announced ahead of their final home game, handing Selhurst Park an opportunity to pay tribute to the former England boss.
And Palace appear to be narrowing down their search for his successor.
The Sun on Sunday (30/5; page 62) reports that the likes of Valerien Ismael and Steve Cooper are on their radar.
But the report adds that they also want to speak to Nuno. It is claimed that he would be their top target if he is interested in the role.
Nuno a safe pair of hands for Crystal Palace
Both Ismael and Cooper deserve major credit for the work that they have done in the Championship.
Ismael, in particular, has made a huge impression in the second tier – guiding Barnsley to the play-offs.
He is also a former Palace player. So it would be little surprise if he was the number one choice for a number of fans.
But you could understand why the Eagles hierarchy may have set their sights on Nuno.
The 47-year-old did an outstanding job at Wolves, particularly following their promotion to the top flight.
It looks set to be a particularly crucial appointment for Palace after Hodgson’s tenure, and amid all of the potential upheaval amongst the playing squad.
So turning to Nuno would arguably be a smart move – if he is interested in discussing the job with the Palace board.