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According to Sky Sports, Nuno Espírito Santo is now the favourite for the Crystal Palace job after three days of talks with the Eagles.

Sky Sports are claiming that the 47-year-old is keen on a swift return to management after being sacked by Wolves just over a week ago.

The report adds that Nuno feels he has something to prove.

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Steve Parish must move quickly if he wants to appoint the Portuguese coach, who worked wonders at Molineux.

The Express believe that Tottenham are looking at Nuno as a potential replacement for José Mourinho.

In our view, if it came down to a choice between Crystal Palace and Tottenham, Nuno would probably choose the latter – with all due respect to the Eagles.

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Sky Sports add that Thomas Frank was among those considered to replace Roy Hodgson.

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However, that is now unlikely after Brentford earned promotion.

Other names on Crystal Palace’s list include Frank Lampard, Steve Cooper, Patrick Vieira and Valérien Ismaël.

The latter used to play for the Eagles.

In our view, Nuno must be interested in the Crystal Palace job.

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Why else would someone spend three days in negotiations if they weren’t slightly tempted by the role?

Now, it’s up to Nuno and Parish to find an agreement, before a larger club swoops in.

That race against time has only become more pressing, now that Carlo Ancelotti seems set to leave Everton and rejoin Real Madrid.

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