Nuno Espirito Santo has a proven record of bringing in players who would meet Marcel Brands’ summer signing profile.
The former Wolves manager is the obvious frontrunner to take over at Everton, with discussions set to begin this weekend.
After winning the Championship title in 2018, Espirito Santo played four seasons with Molinuex, three of which were in the Premier League.
During his stay in the Premier League, the Portuguese coach is said to have spent over £284 million in transfer fees with Wolves, breaking the club transfer record four times while also helping the club recoup approximately £120 million in sales.
Jorge Mendes influenced Wolves’ transfer success, and if Espirito Santo is appointed, it is unknown how much effect the super-agent will have on Everton’s recruitment ambitions, if any.
However, given Espirito Santo’s previous track record, a cooperation with Blues director of football Brands seems possible.
Last summer, Carlo Ancelotti muddled the waters of Everton’s acquisition plan by encouraging the club to abandon its stance and invest in players aged 27 and above.
If Espirito Santo takes over at Goodison, he may follow in Brands’ footsteps, although his track record at Wolves implies he thinks more like Brands.