Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Santo is reportedly at risk of being sacked after their recent poor form continued over the weekend…
According to The Sun’s Paul Jiggins, the 47-year-old head coach is already fighting for his job despite only being appointed around 90 days ago.
It took the Lilywhites 72 days to find a successor to Jose Mourinho but it’s thought that the Portuguese replacement is under serious pressure following Spurs’ 3-1 defeat at Arsenal in Sunday’s north London derby.
Nuno admitted that he was to blame for their embarrassing outing at the Emirates Stadium and that’ll do him no favours with the fanbase either already against him or starting to turn now.
Indeed, there were many around N17 that were completely opposed to the appointment of the former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss, as relayed by talkSPORT back in June.
Spurs started the season with three successive 1-0 victories but they suffered their third straight heavy defeat, having gone 3-0 down to their arch-rivals midway through the first half.
It means the Lilywhites have conceded three goals in each of their last thee league games as their defensive issues only compound further woe to Nuno and the squad, who have already been struggling to find the net at the other end of the pitch.
Before the north London derby, Spurs sat last for expected goals (4.42 xG) and second-last for total shots (46) from their opening five matches, as per The Athletic.
Now that they have leaked as many as 13 goals in their last five in all competitions, the Portuguese boss has even more problems to keep him up at night.
It’s a stark contrast to August, when the Spurs boss clinched the Premier League’s ‘Manager of the Month’ award after an unbeaten start to the new season.
“It doesn’t feel like the right fit – he’s got to win over the Spurs fans and I’m not so sure he can,” claimed former Premier League forward Chris Sutton to the BBC. He wasn’t first choice or second choice. Last season his Wolves team were on the decline and the Spurs fans were never going to like his brand of football.”
On the above evidence, it’s clear that several fans would be pleased to see Nuno gone as this latest Hotspur Way development has emerged – whether that happens anytime soon certainly remains to be seen but there aren’t many who are behind the man in the dugout.