BREAKING NEWS : Tottenham has confirmed Nuno Espirito Santo as new manager
Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager on three year deal after Director of Football Fabio Paratici arrived in London to finish the deal.
Spurs let go of Jose Mourinho back in April and appointed Ryan Mason as their interim boss. Since then, they have been linked with many names, but none have come to fruition. There were suggestions that Nuno was being targeted by Turkish side Fenerbahce, but the Sky report states that it’s not true. The path for the north Londoners to appoint the former Wolves boss is crystal clear now.
Former Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo will remain in the Premier League after taking charge at Tottenham. The 47-year-old has signed until 2023.
Tottenham’s search for a new manager is finally over after Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s successor. Ryan Mason filled in as caretaker boss following Mourinho’s sacking in April, steering the club through to the end of the 2020-21 season.
Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was linked with a sensational return, while Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso were all rumoured to be on the verge of filling the vacancy at different stages in the process. However, the London club have instead turned to Nuno after his four-year spell with Wolves came to an end in May.
And it is good for the team that Paratici is making moves in the transfer window. Tomiyasu can play as a centre-back and as a right-back, giving Tottenham more depth in an area that is a bit short-handed.
There is also the matter of star striker Harry Kane and whether or not he will be sold. This is going to be the first big test for Nuno, but the decision may be out of his control and in the hands of Paratici and Daniel Levy.
Tottenham have zeroed in on Nuno as their preferred candidate after other targets did not work out. Though not the most high-profile name linked with the manager’s job, the Portuguese is capable of putting up a good show in north London.