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Spurs ‘step up efforts’ to appoint Mourinho successor

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Spurs’ long-running search for a new manager finally seems to be approaching its fulfilment ahead of their pre-season training.

Tottenham are ‘set to appoint’ Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager, according to The Telegraph.

Tottenham have been without a permanent manager for over two months now, having relieved Jose Mourinho of his duties following a 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton on April 19.

It’s not for the lack of trying, though, as they have held talks with the likes of Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca, only for the talks to break down in the final stages.

However, the north London side seem confident of formalizing the appointment of Nuno soon with an ‘agreement in principle’ with the Portuguese head coach.

Spurs Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici ‘stepped up efforts’ to appoint Nuno, with the club no longer interested in pursuing Belgium boss Roberto Martinez or Italy head coach Roberto Mancini after the conclusion of Euro 2020.

Nuno is currently without a job, having parted ways with Wolves at the end of last season. The 47-year-old led the team to EFL Championship success, a club record seventh-placed Premier League finish, and to the Europa League quarter-finals during his four seasons at the Molineux.