The Guardian claim that the Portuguese's representative has received an attractive offer from the Blues which he is considering but the suggestions are that he is inclined to remain at Molyneux.
Nuno, who assumed the helm at Wolves last year, has prior managerial experience at Porto and Valencia and has guided the Midlands side to the top of the Championship this season.
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1 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:11:06
2 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:13:48
First off, Wolves need to give permission to discuss wages, second, anything can happen in the next 31 games in the Championship. I call bullshit here. This fella would be a long way down our shortlist.
3 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:30:11
It doesn't mean he was a top choice, merely that he was on a list of maybes.
4 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:31:57
5 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:33:36
What do we know about him anyway? Risky as whiskey if you ask me.
6 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:36:09
7 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:39:32
He was the manager immediately prior to Gary Neville at Valencia. He did crap and was fired, but then Neville redefined the word crap and took Valencia about 10 places further down, whereas Nuno had Valencia in a similar position to where we normally bounce around. Valenica see themselves as the 3rd biggest club in spain (above atleti) and so after spending a fair whack he was forced to resign.
Then he went home, and did alright with Porto. He won nothing but they did make it out the groups in the CL. He had a bad start last season and was sacked. Then he was out of work for a bit and took the Wolves job.
He's got a decent win % but that's mainly due to the clubs he has managed and the leagues he has managed them in. He likes to play a 343 or a 4231 formation.
I doubt you could seriously consider him, as his "success" is really this season at Wolves and that is 3 months work. I'd file him in the "keep an eye on him drawer" for the future.
8 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:42:19
No-names can get lucky sometimes but I would appreciate someone who has done quite well at the clubs he has managed and has Prem. experience.
Coleman would suit me as he got Fulham to the Europa league final and has done very well with a limited Welsh squad.
9 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:43:18
It's probably just an agent linking his client's name to a big job with Everton's consent, so that we may get Mendes privileges in return down the line. Nothing more I don't think.
10 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:47:55
11 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:51:51
I also think TW, polls, phone-ins, talkshite, Jim White, other Everton forums, the Echo, me, Phil Walling, Darren Hind, Rats, Carra, Phil Neville, Brady/brody, Rachel Wyes, the Sally Army, Twitter, fb, Hoff, Jimmy Krankie and the deep state should all be consulted before any new manager is announced. Democracy in action.
12 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:53:41
13 Posted 01/11/2017 at 17:58:07
14 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:03:29
I'll tell you who has been approached and he has let it be known that "it's just the wrong time " - Brendan Rodgers, but hasn't said a word about it and fair play to him.
15 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:07:37
In the bigger picture though, Everton need to be very careful. There are a lot of blues I know, myself included, totally disillusioned by the club. So much so that I have really questioned why on earth I bother with Everton. We have no ambition or self respect as a club and we are run by idiot after idiot and managed by Incompetent after incompetent. We need an appointment that shows ambition and brings a clear identity to the club, someone to galvanise a lot of very world weary fans.
The fact that we will turn up tomorrow and probably play a weakened team I find disgusting. We should have been taking Europa seriously, or at least attempting to not become a laughing stock across Europe. Unsworth as been brought in at the wrong time and will oversee us going out of two competitions by November. Shameful and inept management by the club. Koeman should have gone earlier and the new manager been in place at the last international break and the season might not have been a total right off.
16 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:11:34
17 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:12:42
Not Dyche and not Big Sam.
18 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:16:19
19 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:19:24
He isnt going to go for that and them maybe get turned down. His job at Wolves would be untenable.
20 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:20:32
Could it not also be one of these horrible agents who do the deals without authorisation. You know the types, they negotiate terms on behalf of star players that they are not officially representing, and then once they have a deal they know the player cannot refuse, they approach the player and get him to agree, and then force the club to sell for an offer they can't refuse. The selling club then has to pay them as their negotiating agent to ensure everyone is happy.
So it could be that some agent knows more or less what Everton are looking to pay and has approached Nuno and tried to get him to agree, and for now he has batted them away and then spoke to the press about it.
Or it could just be exaggerated paper talk.
21 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:32:41
Lets just see how it will play out eh?
The next 5 days will play a big role in dictating what will happen...
22 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:32:47
Now on the other side, what would it say about Everton if a Championship manager wouldn't want the job? Something tells me that if Liverpool or even Southampton wanted to speak to him he would jump at the chance. This situation is looking worse every day.
23 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:36:00
Tuchel should be interviewed and Ancelotti should be at least asked the question. There is Leonardo Jardim working wonders at Monaco, would he be up for the EPL? I'm not sure but there are plenty of great managers with Champion's league experience we are not looking at.
24 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:42:48
Same old story, same old Everton. Zzzzz.
25 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:47:23
(Keeps fingers, toes and tongue crossed!)
26 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:52:41
James, I would agree and have advocated for Tuchel to be considered. In fact if he would sign on the dotted line right now, I would take him. But first he would need to convince me that he could turn things around with the current squad and did not just want to sell everyone in a firesale and then buy a whole new side, and so cost the club £200m or so in wasted transfers and a new side. Of course, Tuchel would be acting out of character if he did that. But I would need him to convince me that he really wants the job and has a plan to succeed.
The Ancelotti problem is that he was sacked from Bayern for a long list of reasons. Worrying reasons. Coaching reasons. How would a manager described as he has been, be able to turn this mess around on the training ground. Instead, he really would have a firesale and then expect a whole new team, and do we really have that kind of money. If he got what he wanted, and he brought in a top coach to do the daily grind for him, then he would be an unprecedented success, I am sure. But he did not do that at Bayern, so why would he do it here? And the reality is that he is now in London and is openly plotting to get Conte sacked and get the Chelsea job back. Just read any of the papers today.
27 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:56:09
28 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:57:47
29 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:00:05
I'm sick to death of Everton and their reliance on a long dead past as something to make us successful in the future.
I'm also sick to death of appointing useless losers as manager all the damn time.
30 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:03:03
31 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:04:28
32 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:05:59
Now that the penny has dropped with the powers that be in the club , everything points to an Allderdyce or Dyce announcement in my opinion, so pick one of two unless Moshiri decides to "buy" his way out of trouble which I don't believe he will.
33 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:08:13
Right.. clear that crap away.. right now we need to stop the rot before we can build again. Unsworth deserves a chance but not now. There is too much riding on it to take a chance on his lack of experience. Sorry but that's called pragmatism.
Alladyce till the end of the season or Benitez now and for the future. I don't care if its boring miserable sodding football as long as its only till the end of the season and we stay up.
I don't care if the FSW wears red shite bed socks, I want to see a team challenge the top four.
Yes there are plenty of foreign managers but few who are available and have experience in the PL and can pull us out of the mire, so until then, concentrate on tomorrow, next week and next month, because if we chose a wannabe PL manager its NOT going to end well.
34 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:20:32
Allardyce would sign a load of 6'5" monsters to play centre half, a terrible yard dog of a striker like Bas Dost, and a fullback to smash 60 yard rockets up to him game after game. Just like Unsworth did for Ferguson in the darkest days of Walter Smith. The players would cost a fortune. Our quality players would be sold off cheap, the academy pipeline would be turned off. The recruits would be going elsewhere. Big Sam's son would be in charge of transfers in and out and be taking a healthy cut.
No, no, no. This is our worst nightmare. Don't even dare type it. We need to do this the Everton way and play our way back up to 7th, there's 28 games left. This is easily fixed, but it takes hard work on the training ground that Koeman, Ancelotti, and Allardyce are not prepared or skilled enough to do, but guys like Silva and Tuchel are. Perhaps Unsworth can, and lets see what happens as he gets more and more time to work with the players.
35 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:25:02
36 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:34:09
37 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:45:01
38 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:46:49
39 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:54:31
40 Posted 01/11/2017 at 19:59:07
Guestimates as to the ability, suitability, integrity or any other 'ity' are all well and good but if truth be told, none of us knows the proverbial Jack Shit about what the job calls for let alone the kind of guy who can transport us to the promised land.
The big trouble is, i've got even less faith in Moshy and Blue Bill ability to get it right either !
41 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:00:45
Oh by the way, for the time being Nuno, a Nono from me. Nanu, nanu.
42 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:03:52
Lets be clear. The bloke has no interest in football outside of Madrid and Barca. Clueless!
43 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:06:27
I must add that as much as I was unimpressed by Koeman's tactical nous, I think we have gone the way of so many mid-table teams who have reached the Europa and found it too much of a strain on resources and recovery etc.
Perhaps we are not fit enough, perhaps our squad lacks depth in certain areas, and Koeman upset a few people too.
Koeman is the scapegoat, and the voices on here questioning those still in a job are relevent.
What is the role of Walsh?
Who has the final say on transfers?
Is it Bill or Farhad?
How fit is the squad?
Who is top of the famous "Bleep" test?
What do the squad weigh?
Focus needs to be on everything. Unsworth talks of the collective Everton.
Koeman wasn't the only clown in the circus
44 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:09:53
45 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:14:10
46 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:14:48
47 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:15:18
48 Posted 01/11/2017 at 20:42:55
I'd be very happy with either and perhaps Rodgers could bring Dembele with him.
49 Posted 01/11/2017 at 21:04:57
Rafa, I can see why in terms of his CV but Google ‘Brendan Rodgers ego and see what comes up. My favourite snipets are these from a couple of articles after he was sacked by the shite:
“The common consensus in British football is that Brendan Rodgers is a huge fan of … well … Brendan Rodgers.”
“There is an inevitable feeling of shock when someone so utterly convinced by his own ability loses their job. By anybodys standards of egotism, Brendan Rodgers climbed new heights. This is a man with a huge portrait of himself in his own lounge.”
50 Posted 01/11/2017 at 21:25:51
51 Posted 01/11/2017 at 21:34:43
52 Posted 01/11/2017 at 21:42:52
53 Posted 01/11/2017 at 21:45:49
We have had players from our neighbours like Harper , Sheedy and Beardsley and their previous employment has not impaired their contribution to the Everton cause.
This is football, an industry where players and coaches move jobs on a regular basis and the nature of the business means that they are mostly mercenaries with no natural love of their employer club, unless they are from the area.
I have confidence that Rodgers or Benitez would be professional enough to do the job well, and if they had success with us, their history would be forgiven, of that I am sure.
54 Posted 01/11/2017 at 23:06:46
Some of the stuff posted on this site over the last few days has been shameful.
55 Posted 01/11/2017 at 23:29:13
He did well for one season courtesy of Suarez and Sturridge's best ever form. Things became difficult, he ran out of steam and their defence was porous. Now at Celtic shooting fish in a barrel.
Called us a small club and plays unattractive football. NO WAY.
56 Posted 01/11/2017 at 23:57:35
We can all bleat on about what an amazing club we support, but the truth is that it hasn't been any good for 30 years.
Out recent history is shite.
57 Posted 01/11/2017 at 23:58:04
58 Posted 02/11/2017 at 00:25:47
Sounds like a prayer.
Just not the answer to ours.
59 Posted 01/11/2017 at 00:34:21
The first decision the board need to make is whether the appointment is purely about survival, or whether their next appointee is going to be expected to have long term ambitions. Then they just need to circulate the job requirements via the agents and see who responds. Whoever gets the job, the prerequisites surely have to be an eagerness to come and do the job the board want them to do, and an interview process that is ruled by pragmatism should then suffice.
60 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:18:20
61 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:26:20
62 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:32:12
63 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:31:52
64 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:47:16
Think of the Sunday dinners I would forgo..
65 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:05:10
66 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:40:24
67 Posted 03/11/2017 at 15:13:22
68 Posted 03/11/2017 at 22:32:13
69 Posted 04/11/2017 at 20:16:03
Now this makes sense. The guys a fire extinguisher and he organises teams to play unattractive but effective football. He taught Ronald Koeman at Eindhoven apparently.
70 Posted 06/11/2017 at 17:08:18
Got everything crossed that the ginger one is given the West Ham gig to take him out of our equation. Allardyce is a crook but at least he'd be temporary. Could not stand it if Moyes turned up again.
If Moyes is at West Ham they should stock blue and white grim reaper outfits in the EFC store 29th November.
71 Posted 06/11/2017 at 17:13:19
72 Posted 06/11/2017 at 20:06:49
Distinct lack of options for manager, centre back and striker - something we need.
One name I'd be open to is Manuel Pellegrini. He seemed decent at City, Malaga, Madrid and Villarreal. He's won trophies and got teams into the champions league. His side's always seem balanced. I'd like to know what City thought of him first mind to avoid a Koeman size mistake.
73 Posted 06/11/2017 at 22:46:33
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