Everton officials have approached Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential candidate for the vacant manager's post at Goodison Park, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
The Portuguese manager has performed brilliantly since being appointed at Molineux last summer, with Wolves currently sitting atop the Championship table, with 32 points after 15 games.
However, despite Nuno's achievement in the midlands, it is unlikely that he will make the move to Merseyside, with Balague claiming he has been told that he would not move for the "best team in the world,"
Despite Nuno's own apparent reluctance, Balague explained on Twitter that he remains among the candidates and his connections to super agent Jorge Mendes could sway decision.
"Everton have contacted Nuno as one of the potential candidates to replace Koeman." he wrote. "His agent Jorge Mendes is listening, no decision made yet."
Current Everton Caretaker David Unsworth has endured a difficult start to life at Everton and despite his declared interest in the full time position, will likely be dismissed if all the pieces fall into place regarding Nuno's availability.
Everton reportedly hope to have someone appointed full-time for when their squad return from international duties. Burnley's Sean Dyche, former Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce and DFB Cup winner Thomas Tuchel are among the favourites to be handed the reins.