Nuno Espirito Santo: Crystal Palace close to appointing former Wolves boss as replacement for Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace are close to finalising a deal to make former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo their new manager.

Palace have been searching for a replacement for Roy Hodgson, who stepped down at the conclusion of the 2020/21 season following close to four years in charge.

Should he be appointed it would complete a swift return to Premier League management for Nuno, who left Wolves by mutual consent at the end of the season.

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Nuno’s stock rose among Premier League clubs for the job he did at Wolves, leading the club to the Championship title in 2018, before bringing European football to Molineux with back-to-back seventh-placed finishes.

The Portuguese held three days worth of talks about the Selhurst Park job last week and has been considered the favourite for the position.


The 47-year-old also recently spoke with Everton about their vacant managerial post, and has been linked with the same role at Tottenham.

Palace, meanwhile, are thought to have been considering a number of candidates including Frank Lampard, Swansea’s Steve Cooper, Barnsley’s Valerian Ismael, Brentford’s Thomas Frank and former Nice coach Patrick Vieira.

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