The Porto boss agreed to take over from Moyes in March.
FC Porto manager Vitor Pereira will become the next Everton manager after agreeing to take over from David Moyes back in March, according to Portuguese website abola.pt.
Pereira was strongly linked with the Toffees job after Moyes confirmed he would be Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United earlier this month.
Yet names such as Roberto Martinez and Malky Mackay have since been put above the 44-year-old’s and after Wigan’s relegation from the Premier League Martinez has become the front-runner.
It’s believed Moyes was decided as the next manager of United as long ago as Christmas and as a result Everton went into pre-contract negotiations with Pereira to secure his signature.
Porto wrapped up their second successive league title under their revered current boss in dramatic fashion this season, with a 2-1 victory over rivals Benfica sealing the trophy.
The Portuguese champions finished the 30-match campaign unbeaten and the triumph resulted in Pereira’s third trophy in two seasons at the helm.
The Porto boss took over the reigns at the club following Andre Villas Boas’ departure to Chelsea in 2011 and he is a close friend of the current Tottenham manager, who may influence Pereira’s decision in coming to England.
Everton themselves are remaining tight-lipped on the future of the top job at Goodison Park, but with the season now over it’s likely it won’t be long until the new man in charge is named.
Other potential candidates in the running include former-Toffees favourites Phil Neville and Duncan Ferguson.