Everton’s attempts to land Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager have run a little cold, as per TalkSPORT.

They report that the Toffees were in advanced talks with Nuno last week, but nothing has come of it so far.

That means former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is back on the Goodison Park agenda.

His Anfield connections could provide an issue with some fans, but Farhad Moshiri is apparently open to hiring Benitez.

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He has a reputation for making his teams organised and hard to beat, making the most of what he has at his disposal.

That often comes at the expense of individuality and entertainment but does tend to get decent results.

Benitez has managed Chelsea and Newcastle in England as well, and did a decent job at both.

He was adored at Newcastle, but it’s unlikely he’d get the same affection at Everton.

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Nuno and Benitez both like playing a counter-attacking style. That’s how Everton got their best results under Carlo Ancelotti last season too.

But if Everton want to be an established European side, perhaps more is needed in terms of quality on the ball.

It doesn’t seem like an appointment is imminent either way, which reflects the fact that Everton weren’t expecting to need a new manager this summer.