It seems as if Tottenham Hotspur’s disastrous managerial search is finally drawing to a close…
According to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the club’s newly-appointed sporting director Fabio Paratici has now arrived in North London and is set to push ahead with his plans to appoint Nuno Santo this week.
He wrote on Twitter:
“Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici arrived in London in the last hours. Talks on with Nuno Espirito Santo and his representatives.”
It comes just days after his initial claim that the Italian supremo was a huge admirer of the 47-year-old, dating back to his time at Juventus, where he considered him on the list of candidates to replace Maurizio Sarri.
Nuno was not under serious consideration by Spurs until the arrival of Paratici and he recently held talks over the vacancies at both Crystal Palace and Everton.
Whilst he’s far from the most popular choice of candidates amongst the Lilywhites fanbase, many have to be delighted that this horrible process is finally coming to a halt.
It’s been a long nine-to-ten weeks of speculation, setbacks and disappointment but it now certainly seems like the Portuguese coach is going to be the man to replace Jose Mourinho.
No one will match up to either of these candidates but truth be told, they were quite unrealistic options to begin with. Conte wasn’t going to commit to the club unless he was well-backed in the transfer market, whilst Paris Saint-Germain were adamant in keeping hold of the Argentine.
He steered Wolves into the Premier League and then the Europa League in their very first season back in the big time and despite going onto make the quarter-finals that year, he managed to guide them to another seventh-place finish.
Last season was a disappointing cross against his record, ending the season in 13th but he saw his star man Diogo Jota sold to Liverpool, whilst leading talisman Raul Jimenez suffered a cruel head injury that ruled him out all campaign.
Many would’ve taken Nuno this time last year, so perhaps it’s time to back him.
There may be several doubts over his credentials but everyone concerned with Spurs should be very happy that this is nearly finally over, with pre-season training starting on Monday.