Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Santo is now under intense pressure as concerns behind-the-scenes from both parties have seemingly emerged…
According to Sunday Times journalist Duncan Castles, the north Londoners are already looking at potential replacements for the Portuguese, who was only appointed 91 days ago, whilst the 47-year-old himself is far from pleased with his own circumstances at the club.
Speaking on ‘The Transfer Window’ podcast this week, the reporter said:
“The information I have is that Tottenham are already considering replacements for Nuno and this is not necessarily a unilateral process, in the sense that Nuno is not happy with his own circumstances at Tottenham.
“It’s not what he expected when he came into the club, so there’s discontent on both sides.
“The most likely solution to the problem is to be hiring another new coach.”
Nuno wasn’t Tottenham’s first-choice to replace Jose Mourinho back in April, so it’s hardly a surprise that this relationship is heading for the rocks.
It took over 70 days to find his successor and the Lilywhites only fell on the former Wolves boss as talks with Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Paulo Fonseca and many more fell through – or it just simply wasn’t able to happen.
They surely don’t want to risk the same scenario happening but they also cannot let this situation build up, especially as the fans are starting to turn against the manager – plenty were never even for the appointment anyway.
This major development will undoubtedly leave them a little excited as Castles not only suggests that chairman Daniel Levy and sporting director Fabio Paratici are looking for a new boss but also that Nuno himself isn’t happy, and that could make key decisions a little easier.
Spurs started the new Premier League season with three straight 1-0 victories but have since fallen to three successive defeats, all of which has seen them leak three goals, highlighting major defensive issues, on top of their problems in attack too.
It’s no wonder much of the Hotspur faithful are against the current regime.
Spurs and Nuno appear to be hanging by a thread and with a potential banana skin in Europe on Thursday and the small matter of Aston Villa on Sunday right before the international break, we could soon see the situation come to a head.
Either way, plenty around N17 will be buzzing by this news.
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