Portuguese newspaper and website a Bola are reporting that current manager of FC Porto, Vitor Pereira has signed a pre-contract agreement to become the new manager of Everton.
Below is a Google translation of the article which can be found at abola.pt
Vitor Pereira has a pre-contract agreement with Everton since two months ago. The contacts were established by his manager, Christophe Henrotay, still under exploration market, but evolved into a tacit understanding the cycle coach being confined to two-year contract and has not been outlined by the SAD portista the hypothesis renewal. Negotiations with the emblem of Liverpool however given that precipitated the entry team FC Porto in a spiral of bad results from March 13, with the elimination of Champions, losing the final of the League Cup and dependence on third parties in the League after draw with Marine who left the Dragons four points behind then leader Benfica. A long ago announced, but only now officially out of the Everton manager, David Moyes, for Manchester United this also made contacts have been intensified even from a distance in time and space, with the protection of blues keep open other possibilities in case either party terminates the agreement.
Whether this turns out to be true, remains to be seen, but the paper does have strong links in Portuguese football. This article has seen the successor to Villas-Boas at Porto, jump to the top of the betting sheets, and he would certainly be a popular appointment with supporters.
Reports suggest Vitor Pereira speaks excellent English, but he does lack any managerial experience outside of his home country and he would need strong support from the current Everton staff, with Phil Neville still in the running for a coaching role at the Blues.