Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves boss not interested in Everton job

Nuno Espirito Santo
Wolves have won 10 of their 15 Championship games under Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has ruled out taking over as manager of Everton amid reports of interest from the Premier League side.

Nuno, 43, has taken Wolves to the top of the Championship since replacing Paul Lambert at the end of last season.

He told BBC WM: "When you sign a contract, you must respect that. It's a project that requires commitment."

Everton, who have David Unsworth in caretaker charge, have been without a manager since Ronald Koeman was sacked.

Former Porto and Valencia boss Nuno became the seventh man to take charge of Wolves since February 2012 and the fourth boss in 10 months under Chinese owners Fosun when he was hired in May.

BBC Sport understands Everton were interested in Wolves' Portuguese boss.

But Nuno, whose side can extend their lead at the top of the table to four points with victory over Fulham on Friday, said he had no reason to tell his players he was staying because "it was very clear".

He added: "The only focus in my mind is the game on Friday. Nothing else can distract us. We are on the way to something important. We are doing things well."

Dutchman Koeman was fired after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left the Toffees in the Premier League relegation zone.

Earlier this week, former England boss Sam Allardyce said he would consider an approach from Everton.

Academy coach Unsworth, who made 350 appearances for Everton, was put in temporary charge after Koeman's dismissal.

The 44-year-old former defender, who wants the role on a permanent basis, said: "Nothing more has been said about taking the manager job full-time.

"We just carry on day by day, game by game. Hopefully we'll be able to sit down after Sunday's game in the international break. What we want is the best resolution for Everton.

"I'm not put off about anything at all about the job. It's a fabulous job at a fabulous club."

Everton are away at Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday at 18:00 GMT. The Toffees could be knocked out of the competition if they lose.

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