Tottenham Hotspur Sacks Manager Espirito Santo
Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo, the club announced on Monday, following a 3-0 home loss to Manchester United that left the London side eighth in the table.
Spurs started the Premier League campaign brightly after winning their opening three games, including victory against champions Manchester City on the opening day. However, Spurs have now lost for the fifth time in the league, sitting 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Nuno’s coaching staff have also been relieved of their duties. The club have not yet announced a replacement.
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“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision,” Spurs managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, said in a statement.
“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”
Nuno was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement on a two-year deal in the close season after impressing during his four campaigns at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Spurs, Champions League finalists in 2019, have also struggled in the Europa Conference League, UEFA’s new third-tier competition. They sit third in their group, behind Rennes and Vitesse Arnhem, with only one win from three games ahead of their next fixture against Vitesse on Thursday.
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