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Nuno Espirito Santo News

Nuno-More As Portuguese Gaffer Sacked As Tottenham Manager

Big news coming out of North London tonight as former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been fired after 10 matches in charge of the club.

The Tottenham board had held crisis talks after Spurs lost 3-0 to fellow Premier League strugglers Manchester United. The writing was on the wall when Santos's side failed to register a shot on target for the entire match. This is the first time this happened at their new multi-billion-dollar stadium and the first time in 8 years in total. The Manchester United loss was the culmination of a triumvirate of poor results that began with a shock loss to Dutch side Vitesse in the Europa Conference League, followed by a 1-0 loss to West Ham United.

The club released a statement informing the world that Nuno and his three assistants Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa, and Antonio Dias had all been relieved of their duties.

Things started rosily for the former Wolves boss, as he defeated Manchester City in his first Premier League match, and was even named Premier League Manager of the Month for August 2021. Since then, the club has been in a torrid run of form that sees Santos leave with five wins and five losses at Spurs this season. His struggle to have a lasting impact at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could, at least in part, be attributed to want-away striker Harry Kanes' terrible form this season so far.

The biggest replacement rumours are swirling around Paulo Fonseca who remains without a club after a three-year spell at Roma where he led the side to a fifth-place last season before he was replaced, ironically, by former Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho. Furthermore, Fonseca was seemingly overlooked for the vacancy at the club during the summer as the two parties couldn't agree to a contract.

The other name attached is fiery Italian and a former Premer League winner with London rivals Chelsea, Antonio Conte. Conte has also been linked to the Manchester United job should Ole Gunner Solskjaer be relieved of his duties. Fabrizio Romano has heavily intimated that Conte is almost a done deal. He took to Twitter to say that Conte is "more than tempted to take the Tottenham job.

One thing that is for sure is that Danie Levy and the Tottenham board need to appoint the right name this time around or face dealing with the fallout for many seasons to come. It seems like such a long time ago that Spurs made the Champions League final.

It was less than three years ago.

Keep checking back at The Pyrrhic for the latest news as both Tottenham and Barcelona search for new bosses to lead them out of the trouble they find themselves in.

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