Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo 'could be sacked' as board hold emergency talks

Tottenham fell to a dismal defeat against Manchester United on Saturday.


Posted Monday, November 01, 2021 by Express.co.uk

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo could face the sack in the very near future after it emerged that the Spurs hierarchy are to hold emergency talks regarding an immediate dismissal. Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Manchester United saw the side hammered by their own fans, consigning Spurs to their fifth Premier League defeat of the season.

The north London side may have approached the clash against United with cautious optimism due to the Red Devils' poor form.

However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to use Spurs' dismal display to shrug off his own doubters as United ran away with a 3-0 victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford got on the score-sheet while Tottenham's big-hitters effectively remained absent for much of the game.

The home crowd were not shy in venting their anger towards Nuno who had overseen another discouraging display - the kind that have become commonplace in recent weeks.

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo 'could be sacked' as board hold emergency talks
Nuno Espirito Santo is already fighting for his future as Tottenham boss

According to The Telegraph, Nuno's fate could be decided imminently as the Spurs board head into 'emergency talks'.

If they decide to wield the axe, it would mark the end of an extremely short tenure in north London after the Portuguese was appointed just four months ago.

Indeed, Spurs only arrived on the former Wolves manager's doorstep after they explored numerous other options including Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.

Still, the hierarchy gave him plenty of money to spend during the summer, but they appear to be going backwards on the pitch.

Harry Kane's long-running transfer saga involving Manchester City was another key theme of Nuno's early days at the helm, but the England captain eventually stayed put.

His performances have left much to be desired since, with the home crowd making their feelings known about his passive performance on Saturday.

As the pressure mounts, Nuno was not shy in addressing the fans' concerns after the final whistle.

"I'm only thinking about the next training session," insisted the 47-year-old.

"There are no words that are going to solve this situation. The booing and disappointment of the fans is understandable.

"When they don't see the team they expect, the team that should play, and I truly believe that we are better than what we showed today, they are going to boo.

"They are going to boo. It's up to us to change the mood."



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