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Official: Tottenham sack Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach

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After another feeble home defeat at the weekend, Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Tottenham have confirmed their decision to sack manager Nuno Espirito Santo after only four months in charge.

The 47-year-old joined the London club in June as the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho. He signed a two-year contract until 2023. However, in wake of a poor run of results and frustrations over his style of play, Spurs have ended the agreement early.

The club confirmed the news on Monday morning that Nuno, as well as his technical staff, have all left.

“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision,” read a statement from Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”

Nuno recorded nine wins, one draw, and seven defeats in his 17 games in charge of Spurs across all competitions.

Despite a promising start to the season, results quickly fell apart. The 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United on Saturday was Spurs’ third loss in four games.

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is reportedly Spurs’ top target to become their next manager.