Tottenham in talks with Nuno Espirito Santo for vacant manager position

Tottenham Hotspur continues its search for a new manager.


Tottenham Hotspur has now reportedly approached Nuno Espirito Santo to take up their vacant managerial position.

Spurs search for a new manager continues after the sacking of Jose Mourinho almost 93 days ago. Jose Mourinho succeeded Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs but was sacked a week before the 2021 League Cup final against Manchester City owing to lacklustre performances. Ex-Spurs player Ryan Mason was appointed as interim manager until the end of the season.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been engaged in a prolonged search for a new manager with current Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino being reconsidered for a second stint at the club. Pochettino and PSG however rejected Spurs’ advances. Former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte was also considered but Conte pulled out over disagreements on squad funds. Juventus Director of Football Fabio Paratici who previously worked with Conte at Juventus was also appointed as Director at Spurs in an attempt to lure him to London but this attempt failed. Paratici has since then been involved in the process to appoint a manager and former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca was rumoured to be his first target. However, talks with Fonseca broke down as Gattuso was reported as being available. Recent reports suggest that Spurs have also contacted Ernesto Valverde, former Barcelona manager to take up the vacant position.

Nuno left Molineux after four successful seasons with the Midlands club. During these seasons he guided them to promotion from the Championship in 2018. The Portuguese helped secure Europa League spots in his first two seasons in the top flight. But a 13th-placed finish and poor form in last season led to him leaving the club by “mutual agreement” at the end of the campaign.

Nuno has also held talks with Crystal Palace after the departure of Roy Hodgson and is also set to hold talks with Everton after Carlo Ancelotti left Goodison Park on Tuesday to return to Real Madrid for a second stint as manager.