Spurs fire Nuno after four months

Nuno Espirito Santo joined Tottenham Hotspur after four impressive seasons with Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tottenham have fired manager Nuno Espirito Santo after just four months in office following Saturday’s 3-0 home loss to Manchester United.

Spurs have lost five of their last seven Premier League games.

They are eighth in the table and 10 points behind the leader Chelsea.

“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we had to make this decision,” said soccer managing director Fabio Paratici.

The 47-year-old Portuguese was named Spurs coach to a two-year contract in June after four years at Wolves.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and he will always be welcome here. We want to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them the best for the future,” Paratici added.

The Spurs said the decision on who will succeed Nuno “will follow in due course.”

‘Sympathy for Nuno at Spurs, Conte could be next’

Simon Stone, BBC Sport

The decision to fire Nuno was made due to a combination of mixed results, style of play, and fan reaction.

There is sympathy internally, as Nuno has not come at the easiest time and has had to handle many difficult situations, including England captain Harry Kane’s summer transfer saga.

Early signs point to former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte figuring heavily in Tottenham’s thoughts to take over.

The Spurs negotiated with Conte after the departure of José Mourinho, but chose not to reach an agreement amid concerns over the Italian’s demands.

Conte is believed to want to return to management after leaving Inter in the summer and does not appear to be at the top of the list of possible candidates to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, should the Norwegian manager leave Manchester United.

More to follow.

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