Former Porto boss Vitor Pereira closing in on Everton job after successful talks with club chiefs in London on Tuesday night… and only a late U-turn will stop him succeeding Rafa Benitez
- Everton are expected to press on with making Vitor Pereira their new boss
- Portuguese was in London for talks with Everton representatives on Tuesday
- Owner Farhad Moshiri is eager to make a ‘forward-thinking’ appointment
Vitor Pereira was in London on Tuesday night as he emerges as the leading contender to become Everton’s new manager.
The Portuguese boss was in the capital for talks with the Toffees about replacing Rafa Benitez, who was sacked earlier this month.
MailOnline were first to reveal on Sunday that Pereira had become a serious contender for the Everton vacancy.
Pereira, 53, has impressed Everton’s hierarchy in talks with the Merseyside club in recent days
A deal for Pereira to take the reins at Goodison Park is now set to accelerate, with sources claiming that only a late U-turn would prevent the Portuguese from becoming the club’s new manager.
The former Porto coach had already held one round of talks prior to this week’s discussions, understood to be on a video call, with Everton representatives.
Pereira has held talks about becoming Everton boss on two previous occasions but it could be a case of third time lucky.
Pereira has won nine trophies in his managerial career, including two league titles with Porto
Farhad Moshiri is eager to make a ‘forward-thinking’ appointment to replace Rafa Benitez