After a prolonged managerial search, it appears that Daniel Levy is finally set to land his man with Nuno Espirito Santo expected to be appointed sometime this week, but former Newcastle United defender Steve Howey doesn’t believe he is good enough.
Nuno left his previous position at Molineux through mutual consent and after being linked with the Everton and Crystal Palace jobs, his agent Jorge Mendes appears to have landed him potentially the biggest of his managerial career.
It would be safe to say that Nuno was certainly not Tottenham’s first choice managerial appointment to finally replace his fellow countryman Jose Mourinho, but after rejections and breakdowns in talks, Levy could be set to hire his second successive Portuguese manager.
It is set to be a huge rebuild job at Tottenham over the next 12 months at least and when asked if Nuno would be the right man for the job, Howey was not too confident in the Portuguese’s ability as he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:
“Without being disrespectful, no I don’t think so. Nuno did really well at Wolves but the rumours you hear are that he’s very difficult to work with.”
It is a massive call from Levy who is under a huge amount of pressure after he sacked fan favourite Mauricio Pochettino for Mourinho, who failed to deliver a trophy, as well as his role in the European Super League which angered fans up and down the country.
Nuno enjoyed two very successful seasons in the Premier League with Wolves as he finished seventh in both the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, but last year saw his side become very stale and an apparent lack of ideas on the pitch.