Everton have been offered a ‘brilliant’ new manager to replace Carlo Ancelotti amid links he is heading back to manage Real Madrid.
The 61 year old Italian could be replaced by Nuno Espirito Santo in charge of the Toffees if he does indeed leave Merseyside, according to AS. Though Rafa Benitez is the current favourite.
On Monday night, La Larguero reported that Real are considering re-hiring Ancelotti with Zinedine Zidane quitting the La Liga outfit after a poor season and talks were held four days ago.
AS have added some extra details, claiming that former Wolves boss Nuno has already been offered to the Toffees and he’ll be the man to replace Ancelotti in the Goodison Park hot seat should he join Real Madrid.
Fansite Goodison News state their thoughts on this story, saying: “If Carlo was going to go…
“We really don’t want to see Ancelotti leave Everton.
“He’s only been here a year and a half and although we slumped to a poor finish in the Premier League this season, you could see there was a massive improvement to the squad.
“If Ancelotti is given time and resources then he can build a legacy at Goodison but if he’s going to go, Nuno would not be a bad replacement at all.
“The Portuguese manager did a wonderful job at Wolves.
“Yes, he was backed by big-money owners from China and yes, Jorge Mendes’ influence at Molineux helped him poach a number of top players from Portugal.
“However, Nuno is still Mendes’ client and there’s no doubt that connection could help Marcel Brands in the recruitment department at Goodison Park.
“Wolves fans were shocked by Nuno’s exit, as was their legendary former striker Steve Bull.
“In a recent interview with the Express & Star, Bull said Nuno was doing a “brilliant job” at the West Midlands club despite performing below expectations this season.
“We think he’d do a brilliant job here too but we’ll reiterate the fact that we want Ancelotti to stay and we hope this Real Madrid speculation is no more than just a rumour.”
SKY BET ODDS:
Rafa Benitez – 4/1
Eddie Howe – 6/1
Frank Lampard – 9/1
Joachim Lowe – 10/1
Antonio Conte – 12/1
Marcelo Gallardo – 12/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 14/1
Fans reacted as Everton are offered a new manager to replace Carlo Ancelotti amid Real Madrid links…
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— Mark (@Mark_CPFC) June 1, 2021
@TBlue29: Get me some rope
@efc_lewisb: I’ll have seconds on the rope after you’ve used it lad
@M1878D: No not this fraud I don’t wanna see Doucoure as a fucking centre half
@CPFCMax9: Not a surprise if true
@_luke1878_: Don’t you dare @Everton
@joeevertonleary: I can guarantee so much money that if Carlo goes Everton get Nuno.
@Adamsmi53884531: @Everton don’t go anywhere near nuno
@HarryfromTTP: Nuno I think. No brainier for Everton.
@JoshTFox__: Ancelotti leaving Everton? Surely they throw the cheque book at Nuno Santos then?
@jake_everton: I’d rather Marco Silva back
@KingKierxn: Don’t think he’s good enough for our club, he’s done a great job and wolves don’t get me wrong but no Ancelotti replacement
@dazrx8: Ffs I hope this is not who we end up with.
@TomFox87: Not sure why so many have a downer on Nuno. Last season was crap, but remember the 3 before that? Promotion as league winners, 7th & FA Cup semi final, 7th & EL quarter final (they lost to Sevilla, the eventual winners).
@DaveDaveclark45: Rafa will definitely go to Everton if offered the job. He’s already said he would in the past.
@TheEvertonZone: As if Rafa is favourite hahahahaha
@EvertonNewsFeed: Would really feel like a MASSIVE backwards step with Ancelotti leaving. Another manager come and gone and another process we have to go through. Devastating news if it actually comes to fruition
@EvertonBlueArmy: I think that’s me done for a bit if he actually leaves, genuinely. I don’t have the motivation to watch this bunch of fucking degenerates anymore, especially when the club are happy just to bin the best manager we’ve had in years. Embarrassing football club, what is the point?
@EvertonBlueArmy: We need an identity. We need a plan. We’re just going through the motions and have been for years, rotating through managers, rotating through shite players. If Ancelotti leaves, we‘re back to the start again – Moshiri really needs to sort this out and get the club an identity.
@stekellyefc: Thankfully, Ancelotti being Everton manager has played absolutely no part in me renewing our season tickets. Managers, players, owners and chairmen come and go. The fans are the constant that do not change colours. Up the fucking toffees
@ThePerchy: If Everton hire a manager before we do, then that shows the levels of what we are. Get this board out of my club #LEVYOUT
June 1st: Carlo Ancelotti agrees to manage Real Madrid
June 3rd: James Rodriguez retires from football
June 6th: Ben Godfrey signs for Real Madrid
June 8th: Everton appoint Eddie Howe
June 9th: Josh King signs a new 4 year deal
@WestHam_Central: Wonder if Everton was the reason Howe and Celtic broke down?
@jakkefergo11: Swear to god if we get Eddie Howe I will not be watching Everton for the foreseeable.
@Thogden: So sad seeing Carlo leaving Everton. Genuinely thought there was a long term project underway at Goodison.