Nuno Espirito Santo SACKED by Tottenham: Latest News, Live Updates


Nuno was relieved of his post by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy after crisis talks yesterday following Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United.

The decision to sack Nuno comes after a series of disappointing results which have left Tottenham eighth in the Premier League.

Nuno was appointed on a two-year contract in July at the end of a prolonged and often chaotic 72-day search for a successor to José Mourinho.

Levy was reluctant to make another change of leadership but was furious after the embarrassing loss to United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

He and general manager Fabio Paratici discussed Nuno’s future yesterday and Spurs announced Nuno’s sacking this morning.

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao and fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, who has been heavily linked with the vacant Newcastle post, are reportedly among the potential replacements.

Follow all the latest news and reactions with our live blog …

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The suitors: Paulo Fonseca

The former Roma boss was heavily linked with Spurs this summer and his wife suggested on Instagram that the family was ready to move to London.

Despite the setback, the north London club could return for the Portuguese, who also managed Shakhtar Donetsk. Levy is expected to act quickly, however, with the 48-year-old also linked with the vacant Newcastle post.

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And reports are accelerating that Antonio Conte will be the man to replace Nuno, at least if Spurs succeed.

Some even claim a deal could be made later today, with Sky In Italy reporting that Conte is on his way to London. If the summer has taught us anything, however, it’s that someone can be a hair’s breadth away from becoming a Spurs manager one minute and a million kilometers the next.

So let’s see some of the other contenders …


The suitors: Antonio Conte

A fine tactician and energetic personality, the Italian has the gift of putting an end to successful stints by falling out with those who precede him.

The 52-year-old’s first big managerial break came at Juventus, which he led to three Serie A titles.

Conte then set up Chelsea’s Premier League victory in 2016-17 and FA Cup success the following season, before returning to Inter Milan management and taking them to the Serie A crown last season. . He left in the summer.

It remains to be seen whether Tottenham could convince him to take the job after talks broke off this summer over the Italian’s demands.

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Statistics that tell the story …

  • Under Nuno, Tottenham scored their lowest number of goals after 10 Premier League games since the 2013/14 season, despite having also managed just nine.
  • After winning their first three Premier League games 1-0 this season, Spurs have conceded at least once in their next seven games.
  • This is their longest streak without a clean sheet in a 10-game stretch between September and December 2019.
  • Spurs haven’t had a shot on target in their final two hours and 16 minutes of Premier League football.

The latter is quite remarkable. It’s a team with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.


In fact, those odds on Conte have just dropped considerably …


Favorite tale to be the next permanent director

We’ll take a closer look at some of Nuno’s replacement candidates, but here’s how Betfair is currently pricing the market up.

  • Antonio Conté 2/1
  • Graham Potter 5/1
  • Paulo Fonseca 5/1
  • Ryan Mason 6/1
  • Brendan Rodgers 2/15
  • Eddie Howe 2/15
  • Roberto Martinez 12/1
  • Sergio Conceicao 12/1
  • Mauricio Pochettino 14/1

There will be plenty of analysis and the postmortem of Nuno’s brief reign has already started, but this statistic rather sums it up:


We’ll have all the reactions to Nuno’s departure during the morning, as well as the latest news when Spurs start their search for a new manager.

Interesting that there weren’t any quotes from Daniel Levy in that Spurs statement …


Spurs chairman Daniel Levy held crisis talks yesterday following Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United and sacked Nuno just four months after taking office.

Levy was already worried about recent results and performances and was furious with how United had been defeated.

Nuno was appointed on a two-year contract in June. He leaves after just 124 days and 17 games in charge with Spurs 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Spurs will now start a search to replace Nuno, with Porto manager Sergio Conceicao and Paulo Fonseca being seen as potential candidates. Antonio Conte has strong ties to work in Italy.


Tottenham announce Nuno’s exit

It’s official .. the club said in a statement:

“The club can announce today that Nuno Espírito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been removed from their posts.

“Fabio Paratici, Managing Director of Football, said:“ I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we had to make this decision.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We would like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.

Another coaching update will follow in due course. “


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