EXCLUSIVE! Tottenham SACK Nuno Elspirito Sato after just four month in charge. Daniel Levy pulls off the trigger after a dismal Man United defeat – and brings a fresh approach for hiring Antonio Conte

  • Tottenham has parted ways with Nuno Espirito Santito, the head coach  
  • After the team’s defeat to Manchester United, fans vented their fury. 
  • Daniel Levy was reluctant at first to make a quick decision but has now pulled the trigger
  • Spurs’ underperformance has been a concern among the club’s board for weeks

Tottenham has fired Nuno Espito Santo after just four months.

Tottenham’s depressing loss to Manchester United on Saturday proved a fatal blow to Nuno’s hopes of staying in charge.

Prior to Saturday’s feeble performance, Sportsmail understands that removing Nuno from his position as head coach had not been formally discussed by chairman Daniel Levy and other key figures despite the club’s mediocre start to the campaign.

Now the axe is down and Tottenham are back to Antonio Conte. After failing to persuade him in the summer to take over, they approached him Sunday night. 

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked after the team's loss to Man United

After Man United’s defeat to Tottenham, Nuno Espirito Santato, Tottenham boss has been fired

The team's dismal showing in the 3-0 loss to Man United left his future hanging by a thread

His future was hanging in the balance after his team’s pathetic performance against Man United.

Fabio Paratici is Tottenham’s managing director. He said: “I know how Nuno and his coaching staff want to succeed, and I regret that this has to be made.”

“Nuno is a gentleman who will always be appreciated here. We want to thank him and his coaching team and wish them well in the future.

Along with his coaching staff Rui Bartosa, Antonio Dias, and Santo, they will all be leaving. 

However, the team’s underperformance has been a concern among the club’s hierarchy for several weeks.

And the manner of Saturday’s loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team and the alarming crowd reaction to it has now forced the club into drastic action.

Levy and the club’s hierarchy, including director of football Fabio Paratici, held emergency talks to discuss Nuno’s future on Sunday and decided to wield the axe.

There was a feeling that Nuno’s dismissal was in direct response to the deafening boos heard at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night. Particular vitriol was directed at the board.

The ex-Wolves boss was never a popular appointment with fans, with many losing patience

Fans didn’t like the ex-Wolves boss and many lost their patience.

Nuno's Spurs were booed off during their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday

Nuno’s Spurs were booed off during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United


Games 17

8 wins

Draws: 2

Losses: 7

Goals scored: 21

Goals conceded 

The club began Sunday with Nuno preparing to take charge of at least the game against Vitesse arnhem on Thursday night.

It quickly became apparent that Nuno was not in his prime as news of talks spread through the club.

The Portuguese boss’ pragmatic approach has infuriated large sections of the Spurs fanbase, who didn’t want Nuno appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement.

After the club failed in its efforts to hire a number of coaches, including Julian Naglesmann and Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Ha, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca, Rino Gattuso, and Antonio Conte, the former Wolves boss was far down the list of candidates for the Spurs job.

Tottenham will now focus their attention on finding a replacement to Nuno. Porto boss Sergio Conceicao is said to have admirers at Spurs.

Ryan Mason could be brought in to serve as the caretaker boss again after taking over when Mourinho was fired last season.

Tottenham’s Premier League match against Rafe Benitez’s Everton will be held on Sunday following Vitesse on Wednesday. 

The team have looked flat under his leadership, failing to create chances and test opposition

Under his leadership, the team has looked flat and failed to create chances or test opposition.