Tottenham sack Nuno Espirito Santo after just four months in charge

Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after their 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United.

Santo was drafted in as the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho in June, with Spurs handing him an initial two-year contract.

Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici, who like Nuno only arrived at the club in the summer, said: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.

“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.”

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who has been linked with the Manchester United job for several weeks, is favourite to become the new Tottenham Hotspur boss.

Nuno took charge of just 17 games across all competitions as Tottenham head coach, recording nine wins, one draw and seven losses.

Five of those defeats came in the Premier League, with Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham getting the better of his side in addition to United. The Blues beat Santo’s Tottenham Hotspur side 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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