Mike Keegan: Nuno Espirito Santo prefers Everton job over Crystal Palace

Daily Mail journalist Mike Keegan claims he has been told that Nuno Espirito Santo was more attracted by the manager role at Everton than Crystal Palace.

The ex-Wolves manager was considered a shoo-in for the vacant position at Selhurst Park, available after Roy Hodgson left the club last month.

However, talks subsequently broke down on Wednesday morning, with Sky Sports reporting that their understanding was that financial reasons saw the deal collapse.

However, writing on his personal Twitter profile, Keegan has also suggested Nuno’s preference was always the Blues anyway.

He said: “I was told that Nuno was more keen on Everton than Palace.

“I suspect, following Sami Mokbel’s story about talks breaking down, that we’re about to see if that attraction is reciprocated.”

Levels

Palace are a solid Premier League team that have punched above their weight at times, but they’re no match for the Blues.

We are one of a select few sides that have never been relegated from the Premier League, while our glittering past shows just how prestigious our club is.

Even in the past two decades where we have been starved of success, we have still qualified for European competitions, with a fourth-place finish in 2005 a particular highlight under David Moyes.

We may have fallen from those times recently but Farhad Moshiri’s millions and vision have pointed at a new dawn.

His plans have yet to come to fruition, but attracting big-name talents like Carlo Ancelotti and James Rodriguez in recent years has highlighted our ability to entice superstars to Goodison Park.

Therefore, even Palace supporters surely can’t begrudge Nuno for preferring the Blues gig over theirs in south London.

In other Everton news, a medical has been scheduled for this 22-year-old on the verge of a permanent Blues exit.

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