Tottenham Hotspur has sacked Nuno Espirito Santo and his management team after recording four successive defeats in their last four games.
The coach has been recording inconsistent results since he became the coach of Tottenham Hotspur last summer. The worst was the 0-3 home defeat at the hands of Manchester United on October 30. The defeat has pushed Tottenham Hotspur down to the 8th spot with 15 points in 10 league games.
After the home defeat, the Chairman of the club Daniel Levy and the club’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici met over the future of Nuno Espirito Santo. The meeting led to his sack on Monday, November 1, 2021.
A statement from the club’s Managing Director of 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.”
The coaching dilemma at Tottenham Hotspur before the arrival of Nuno Espirito Santo
Recall that when Tottenham Hotspur sacked coach Jose Mourinho towards the end of last season, the club tried to appoint a top coach but couldn’t.
The list of coaches the club tried to appoint included Mauricio Pochettino, the former coach of the club who is currently coaching Paris Saint Germain. Former coach of Inter Milan, Antonio Conte was also on the club’s wishlist but failed to join the club.
The former coach of Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso was on the verge of becoming the coach of Tottenham before the club’s fans agitated against the deal due to a comment he made against LGBT+ groups years ago.
Before Gattuso, Tottenham Hotspur tried to bring in former Roma coach, Paulo Fonseca but halted the negotiation halfway.
At the end of the day, Tottenham Hotspur settled for Nuno Espirito Santo who was sacked by Wolves at the end of last season.
Tottenham Hotspur offered the 47-year-old Portuguese tactician a two-year deal but couldn’t see through the deal due to a poor run of games.
Tottenham’s next assignment is to beat Vitesse at home in the Europa Conference League on November 4. Recall that Vitesse stunned the Premier League club 1-0 in the first leg of the group stage game.
After the Conference League game, Tottenham Hotspur are expected to beat Everton at Goodison Park on November 7 to return to reckoning in the Premier League.
Antonio Conte is ready to accept Tottenham proposal. Talks underway and understood to be ‘at final stages’ – salary and long term contract discussed but he seems convinced to say ‘yes’. ⚪️🇮🇹 #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 1, 2021
Negotiations to continue in the next few hours in order to complete the agreement. pic.twitter.com/quih3onc7z
Before Nuno was sacked
Aside from the club’s board that was not happy with the results under coach Nuno, the club’s fans were not also happy with his style of football.
Recall that the fans booed him after the 0-3 home defeat at the hands of Manchester United during the weekend.
After the game, Nuno Espirito Santo said he understood that the fans were not happy and noted that his team was sorry for not performing to expectation.
“It’s part of football. When the team doesn’t perform, the fans suffer”, he said. “The fans are not happy, they have showed they’re not happy.
“It’s up to us to take it, tell them we try our best, tell them we are sorry because we didn’t perform as we wanted.
“We keep on trying. And humbly ask them to support us all the way.”
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo understands why fans booed his side yesterday 🙁 pic.twitter.com/cSHY5l7vbw— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 31, 2021