Tottenham sacks manager, Santo after 4 months, begins search for new coach

Tottenham sacks manager, Nuno Santo after 4 months, begins search for new coach

Tottenham sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday after only four months of being in charge following their fifth defeat in 10 Premier League games.

Spurs were beaten 3-0 at home by Manchester United on Saturday, with fans booing and chanting “You don’t know what you’re doing” at the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and managing director of football Fabio Paratici are said to have met on Sunday to discuss the future of the Portuguese manager.

Nuno and his coaching staff were “relieved of their duties,” according to a club statement issued on Monday.

Spurs stated that a further coaching update would be provided in due course.

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte, who previously worked with Paratici at Juventus, is the bookies’ favorite to take over, with Sky italia reporting Conte is set to fly to London for talks.

Nuno, 47, was appointed as the club’s new manager on June 30, succeeding Jose Mourinho, who was fired in April.

After former Spurs managers Mauricio Pochettino, Conte, Paulo Fonseca, and Gennaro Gattuso were all linked with the job, the ex-Valencia and Porto manager was appointed.

Tottenham started the season with three 1-0 victories, including one over defending champions Manchester City, but their form quickly deteriorated.

They’ve lost five of their last seven Premier League games and are currently in eighth place, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Nuno lost seven of his 17 games in all competitions, with fans who craved attacking football increasingly frustrated by his conservative style.
A statement from Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust said the organisation took no pleasure in Nuno’s departure.

Spurs fans are desperate to compete for a place in Europe’s premier competition after missing out on the competition for the past two seasons.

Under Pochettino, they were consistent top-four finishers, reaching the Champions League final in 2019, but they have not won any silverware since 2008.

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