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Tottenham Hotspur fires head coach Nuno Espírito Santo

15:40, 01 November 2021
Tottenham Hotspur fires head coach Nuno Espírito Santo Photo: Nigel Keene via www.imago-images/www.imago-images.de/Global Look Press

The decision comes days after Manchester United defeated the London club 3-0.


On Monday Tottenham Hotspur FC announced that manager Nuno Espirito Santo was dismissed from the position after only 17 games in charge.

The club released on its website an official statement in which it thanked the coach and his staff for what they did, calling Nuno a true gentleman and assuring he will be always welcome at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision,” Tottenham’s Managing Director Fabio Paratici said.

For the moment the coach post remains vacant. British media suppose that former manager of Chelsea FC Antonio Conte is the most likely candidate for the position. The information has been proved by one of the main football insiders Fabrizio Romano.

Nuno ruled the team in a total of 17 games in the 2021/22 season winning only eight of them. His last match was held at the home ground against Manchester United which was victorious, scoring three goals and not allowing Tottenham to make a single shot on target. Man United have therefore redeemed themselves after a disastrous 5-0 defeat against Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 24.

Despite winning the first three matches and topping the Premier League in August, Tottenham’s performance was far from being brilliant and the team is now eighth in the standings. While heading the team, Nuno has also lost in London derbies against Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and West Ham in the EPL.

The team also faces problems in Europe as it occupies third place in its group in Europa Conference League, winning only one of three games.

The Portuguese coach joined Tottenham this June after Jose Mourinho was fired in April. Before the London club, Nuno worked with Wolverhampton, Porto, Valencia, and Rio Ave.