Nuno Espirito Santo is close to becoming the new manager of Everton following the sudden departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid.

The Blues' selection process remains ongoing, but the former Wolves boss is the firm favourite to land the job and is expected to hold further talks with the Blues in the coming days.

On the Echo’s Royal Blue podcast, David Hughes and Josh Williams looked at the style of play that Santo employed while at Wolves.

Santo left Molineux last month after four years in charge, and David looked at why they lacked a real style under the Portuguese’s management.

“The main man who is linked right now is Nuno, who left Wolves at the end of the season,” David said.

“What I’ve noticed, despite him being a Premier League manager, there are people who aren’t entirely sure what his style is like.

“We know that they’re predominantly a three at the back formation, and they’re kind of passive as a side.

“That went up a notch this year, and they were second behind only Newcastle in terms of having the most relaxed PPDA (opponent passes per defensive action) this season.

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“This is a metric of analysing the aggressiveness of a press higher up the pitch, and theirs (Wolves) was the second most relaxed across Europe.

“That tells you that they’re a side who prefer to let the opposition have the ball, sit in and then hit teams on the counter attack.

“They were really effective at it last year because they had some good players. This year they lost Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez.

“They’ve still got some really good players, but it’s hindered them a little bit.”