What went wrong for Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham


Nuno Espirito Santos’ time at Tottenham ended on Monday morning after only 124 days, and gloomy details about his reign have already begun to appear.

After the 3-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday, chairman Daniel Levy made the decision to remove Nuno from his post – given how dull and uninspiring the recent performances have been from Spurs.

They have lost half of the 10 Premier League matches they have played this season – and lost points in the Europa Conference League against Rennes and Vitesse – but more worryingly, they have not offered any kind of threat going forward – you just have to watch Harry Kane’s goal return to see how bad it has been in front of goal.

They have also been exceptionally easy to play against, with Tottenham’s midfield core being overtaken too regularly to reveal their relatively new defense.

With Nuno gone, Spurs are expected to appoint Antonio Conte as their new head coach on an initial 18-month contract – a deal that includes a number of break clauses if things go wrong for the Italian.

But before Conte becomes comfortable in his new surroundings and begins a new era, it’s the small question of where things went wrong for Nuno.

Dissatisfaction at Tottenham had been rumored for a number of weeks, both in terms of tactics and match preparations, and MailOnline Sport in detail that many considered Nuno only hired as a stopgap measure because the club could not employ its primary goals. .

There was a feeling that the club had no confidence in appointing Nuno, and that was why he was only offered a two-year contract – which again included break clauses if the season did not go as planned.

Players were also said to be “shocked” by Nuno’s lack of specific pre-match training exercises, especially in the build-up to the North London substitution – which Spurs convincingly lost 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Nuno is also said to have had a “work hard, stay disciplined and Harry or Son will score” mentality, and many felt that his overall demeanor and mood did not suit a head coach leading Tottenham.

The Portuguese was said to be “boring” around the training ground, and the conversations were often short, hostile and not very engaging. That was actually the case with both players and his coaching staff.

Whatever the truth may be, Nuno is now unemployed after returning immediately after completing a successful four-year game at Wolves earlier this summer. He led them to the Promised Land Premier League via automatic promotion, before taking consecutive seventh place and a place in the later stages of the Europa League.

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