Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has hailed former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potentially ‘superb appointment’ by Everton.

The Portuguese tactician recently became a managerial free agent following his departure from Wolves, where two consecutive seventh-placed finishes could not be followed up in the 2020/21 campaign.

Amid a disappointing season in an otherwise-ascendent career with the midlands side, one BBC report has named the manager along with ex-Everton boss David Moyes as frontrunners for the vacant dugout at Goodison Park.

Separate reports in Football Insider have indicated that Nuno has been interviewed by Everton for the vacant position.

Nuno’s representatives had previously been in talks with Crystal Palace over their own managerial vacancy, with both clubs facing demands over sweeping backroom staff changes.

That remains a contentious point, though Robinson nonetheless feels Nuno would represent a shrewd acquisition.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former Tottenham shot-stopper claimed:

“I’m still really surprised that Ancelotti left.

“I understand that you cannot turn down a global superpower like Real Madrid but it came somewhat out of the blue.

“I think he was starting to build something there and in flashes they showed signs of real improvement. He leaves them in a good place though. It is not as if they need a full rebuild.

“Nuno has shown his credentials at Wolves and I think he would be a superb appointment for Everton.

“The way that Nuno plays would suit Everton and that squad of players, I think, would take to him. With a couple of signings I think he could do very well there next season.”

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Nuno’s impact on Wolves cannot be understated, having achieved the club’s highest win percentage after 100 days in charge of any previous Wolves boss.

When Farhad Moshiri’s willingness to invest in the squad is considered in tandem, the prospect of Nuno being backed in the transfer market remains likely if past precedents are taken into account.

That could generate a strong environment for the club to grow in under new stewardship, in which a manager with a point to prove could swiftly take up the mantle of the club’s long-term vision.