The Everton faithful have taken to social media in numbers this weekend, to react to the news of Nuno Espirito Santo’s imminent instillation on the club’s bench.
Chatter surrounding the managerial position at Goodison Park has of course taken centre stage in the media of late.
This comes with Carlo Ancelotti, just 18 months on from his arrival on Merseyside, having opted to take his talents back to Madrid, following the departure of Zinedine Zidane.
Recent days, though, have seen a clear front-runner emerge in the Toffees’ managerial sweepstakes.
The individual in question? Nuno Espirito Santo.
In fact, as per a host of reliable sources, the Portuguese, who just last month brought an end to his impressive stint in charge of Wolves, is now just details away from being unveiled as the new Everton manager.
Nuno Espirito Santo is one ste away from joining Everton, as revealed today by @DominicKing_DM. The agreement will be completed soon and heâs expected to be announced as new #EFC manager in the next few days. 🔵 #Everton
â Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 11, 2021
And, as outlined above, it has not taken the Everton faithful at all long to make their feelings with the latest high-profile decision made by the club’s board crystal clear.
Taking to social media, the vast majority have expressed an overwhelming feeling of disappointment, with few seemingly of the opinion that Nuno is in fact the right man to lead the Blues forward.
Check out some of the best Twitter reaction below:
So, yeah. Nuno Espirito Santo. Disappointing.
Not my first choice manager candidate and certainly not one Iâm particularly excited for.
This club continuously frustrates and confuses me with itâs decision making.
Weâll get behind him regardless. Letâs hope he proves us wrong.
â Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) June 12, 2021
I have 2 concerns with Nuno.
1. Feels like this is all Moshiri and Brands hasnât had input. (Which we will never truly know the answer to)
2. Jorge Mendes link. Just feels like another agent in Moshiriâs ear talking his client up the list. Shouldnât be near the club
â The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) June 12, 2021
Everton arenât even playing and they have still managed to ruin my weekend with the news of Nuno likely to be manager. FFS.
â Anton Powers (@AntonPowers) June 11, 2021
If Nuno had stayed at Wolves, would Everton have moved heaven and earth to get him?
Maybe, but his appointment seems like an easy one for a club that has been consistent in their attempts to make shortcuts for a long time #EFC
â Matt Jones (@MattJFootball) June 11, 2021
Iâll back Nuno as soon as heâs announced as manager but Iâm so disappointed that the club is hiring a manager who finished below Newcastle, lost 4-0 to Burnley, and was on the verge of getting the Crystal Palace job. Most mediocre appointment possible
â Henry 🇵🇸 (@bighfizzle) June 12, 2021
Absolutely devestated. An awful boring manager
â Ryan (@holroyd_ryan) June 11, 2021
So now we have to keep quiet, and just “get behind him”. Fuck that. I’ve had my opinions on Ancelotti shut down for 6 months. Nuno is as underwhelming as it gets, and we’ll be Â£100m down and in the same position in 18 months times.
â Napoleon In Rags 🇵🇸 (@Tms200977) June 12, 2021
Disappointed there with Nuno getting the job ya know
Wasnât even in the 10 managers I would of chose
Only thing everyone can do is back him like we do with ant players or managers what get the job
Up the toffees
â EFCJOHN (@EFCJOHN2) June 12, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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