Tottenham Hotspur have parted company with coach Nuno Espirito Santo following the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Espirito Santo had only signed a two-year contract until 2023 with Spurs in June – as successor to José Mourinho or interim coach Ryan Mason. After only ten matchdays (five wins, five defeats) in the Premier League, his tenure has already come to an end. The form curve has shown a clear downward trend recently: In the last seven league games, Spurs collected just six points and also lost 0:1 in the Conference League against Vitesse Arnhem.
“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we had to make this decision,” said chief executive Fabio Paratici: “Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here.”
In addition to the 47-year-old Portuguese, Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have also been relieved of their duties from the coaching staff. Information on the successor is to be announced “in due course. “
Conte out of club in starting blocks
According to consistent media reports from Italy, Antonio Conte is set to succeed him, with talks in the final stages. The 52-year-old Italian has been without a club since leaving Inter Milan at the end of May. On the island, he coached Chelsea FC from 2016 to 2018 and led the Blues to the championship.