Nuno Espirito Santo sacked by Tottenham Hotspur

Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 games in charge.

The Portuguese manager took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in the summer after leaving Wolves by mutual consent.

However after starting the season with three wins from three with zero goals conceded, the north London side’s season has fallen off a cliff and they have now lost five of their last seven games in the Premier League.

The fans have been vocal about not wanting the former Porto goalkeeper in charge because of his negative style of play, but that climaxed at the weekend after they were thumped 3-0 at home by Manchester United.

Spurs failed to register a single shot on target in the game, marking the first time since 2013 that that has happened at their home ground.

Santo was audibly booed when he chose to substitute Lucas Moura for Steven Bergwijn during the game, with chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” going around the stadium during the game.

Reports in the media now state that chairman Daniel Levy was furious with the performance and the club have sacked him as a result.

It’s believed that the club now believe that while it was clear that he was never the first choice option for the job, it’s a decision that has now come back to bite the club as he has only added to the turmoil surrounding the board’s decision making.

Reports in Italy suggest they will retry for Antonio Conte to take over although it is unknown if he is interested after turning the position down in the summer.


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