Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager. The former Wolves and Porto boss replaces Jose Mourinho, who was sacked just before the Carabao Cup final in May. Spurs went 72 days without a permanent manager after sacking Jose Mourinho. They were linked with, and rejected by, several candidates before confirming Nuno on Wednesday.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID?
Tottenham have appointed Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy believes he can bring back the club’s “core DNA” of playing attacking football. Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy and looking forward to starting work at the club.
Wolves have appointed Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach. The Portuguese has been in charge of the Championship club for the past two years. Fabio Paratici is the new managing director of football at the club. He says he wanted a head coach who can instil all the values that are important to the club’s values.
“YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOOK AT NUNO’S TIME AT WOLVES TO SEE HIS ABILITY TO TAKE A GROUP OF PLAYERS AND IMPLEMENT AN ADAPTIVE STYLE THAT BRINGS SUCCESS AND ALLOWS PLAYERS TO DEVELOP AND THRIVE. WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING STARTED IN WHAT WE HOPE WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL TIME WITH THE CLUB.”
TOTTENHAM’S LONG SEARCH ENDS
Tottenham have been looking to replace Jose Mourinho as manager for more than two months. The club have been linked with several high-profile coaches and were rejected by most of them. Ryan Mason has been in temporary charge of the first team since the end of the Premier League season. Spurs lost their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui and Gennaro Gattuso both turn down the chance to take over at Tottenham Hotspur. Nuno Espirito Santo was reportedly on the verge of taking over at Crystal Palace before a last-minute change of heart. Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick and Erik ten Hag were also heavily linked with the Spurs job.