Nuno sacked by Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the departure of Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo after just seventeen matches in the N17 hot seat.

Speculation was rife over the future of the Portuguese chief following the Lilywhites 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Manchester United at the weekend – Tottenham’s fifth loss in seven matches across all competitions.

Following his appointment in the summer, Nuno won his first three Premier League matches at the helm, including an opening day single-goal success over Manchester City.

However, indifferent form, including London derby defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham was followed by unrest in the stands as a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired United eased to victory at the weekend. The result left Tottenham ten points off leaders Chelsea.

Former Chelsea chief Antionio Conte is looking the most likely replacement. Tottenham have reportedly offered the Italian an eighteen-month deal.

A statement on the clubs’ official website explained;

The Club can today announce that Nuno Espírito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.

Fabio Paratici, Managing Director, Football, said: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”


Brian Jeeves

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