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Tale in Tottenham live updates as Nuno Espirito Santo sacked
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the latest news that Tottenham have sacked Nuno Espirito Santo and are in talks with Antonio Conte over the now vacant post.
Nuno was relieved of his post by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy after crisis talks yesterday following Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United.
The decision to sack Nuno comes after a series of disappointing results which have left Tottenham eighth in the Premier League.
Nuno was appointed on a two-year contract in July at the end of a prolonged and often chaotic 72-day search for a successor to José Mourinho, during which talks with Conte collapsed.
Levy was reluctant to make another change of leadership but was furious after the embarrassing loss to United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He and general manager Fabio Paratici discussed Nuno’s future yesterday and Spurs announced Nuno’s sacking this morning.
Follow all the latest news and reactions with our live blog …
Where it went wrong for Nuno
This lack of offensive power wasn’t confined to Kane, with Spurs scoring just nine goals in 10 games. Only Norwich have scored less, three after Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Leeds, as they now rival the Canaries for the fewest shots overall with 103 according to the Premier League’s official website.
Son’s four goals make him a laudable exception, but Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Dele Alli and summer rookie Bryan Gil have a league goal and an assist between them – a combined comeback equaled by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg alone.
Where it went wrong for Nuno
Key forward Harry Kane has been the subject of summer interest from Manchester City and has made little effort to conceal his interest in a move, while his eventual statement that he “will stay at Tottenham this summer “was hardly a binding long-term commitment.
Last season he and Son Heung-min formed one of the Premier League’s most dangerous partnerships and Kane dominated the league in terms of goals and assists. This quarter he’s only got one of each after nine appearances and has shot just 19 shots in total, 10 of which were on target.
Where it went wrong for Nuno
An extended 72-day search for Jose Mourinho’s successor saw Nuno initially sidelined in favor of Antonio Conte, Gennaro Gattuso and their beloved former boss Mauricio Pochettino.
President Daniel Levy only reconsidered his decision after repeatedly failing to secure these other candidates, weakening Nuno in public perception from the start, as even a first three-game winning streak failed to appease the concerns of supporters. When these results did not continue, his position quickly became precarious.
Tottenham in advanced talks on Conte’s appointment
Tottenham are in advanced talks with Antonio Conte following the dismissal of head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, writes Dan Kilpatrick.
Sources in Italy say Spurs are confident to bring former Chelsea boss back to the capital, Sky Italia reporting that the Italian is due in London today for talks with President Daniel Levy and Managing Director Fabio Paratici .
Conte was Paratici’s first choice to succeed Jose Mourinho in June, but talks collapsed, Conte was reportedly unimpressed with the club’s assurances about the spending and Spurs sources claiming the Italian was reluctant to work with their young players.
Conte would arrive with a reputation as one of the top five coaches in the world, having recently guided Inter Milan to their first Scudetto in more than a decade last season before stepping down over a financial row.
The 51-year-old won the title in his debut season at Stamford Bridge in 2016-17 and later the FA Cup, while he coached Juventus to three consecutive titles from 2011-2014, working closely with Paratici who was then the old lady’s sportsman. director.
Conte is believed to be open to working with Paratici again, although his appointment would represent another radical change in the club’s leadership, with figures embarked on a long rebuilding and starting a new cycle when Nuno was in charge.
Conte has a reputation for wanting instant success and will likely demand improvements from the team as soon as possible if he gets the job.
Tim Sherwood is currently trending on Twitter …
Good news for Ole?
If Antonio Conte does end up becoming Tottenham’s new manager, the man who sentenced Nuno Espirito Santo to defeat and ultimately sacking, might breathe a sign of relief.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was arguably under more pressure than Nuno heading into Saturday’s game, but the win may well have saved him some time and, indirectly, saw his most obvious successor pulled from the market.
The Suitors: Graham Potter
Potter continues to receive praise for his work at Brighton, which sits above Tottenham in the Premier League table.
The former Ostersunds and Swansea boss has been linked with a move to a club with more resources than Brighton, but Spurs may have a hard time convincing Potter to quit his ongoing South Coast project in mid -season.
The suitors: Paulo Fonseca
The former Roma boss was heavily linked with Spurs this summer and his wife suggested on Instagram that the family was ready to move to London.
Despite the setback, the north London club could return for the Portuguese, who also managed Shakhtar Donetsk. Levy is expected to act quickly, however, with the 48-year-old also linked with the vacant Newcastle post.
And reports are accelerating that Antonio Conte will be the man to replace Nuno, at least if Spurs succeed.
Some even claim a deal could be made later today, with Sky In Italy reporting that Conte is on his way to London. If the summer has taught us anything, however, it’s that someone can be a hair’s breadth away from becoming a Spurs manager one minute and a million kilometers the next.
So let’s see some of the other contenders …
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