Nuno Espirito Santo was under the radar and another loss proved to be the final straw for Tottenham. The 47-year-old Portuguese national was sacked by the Spurs following a 3-0 loss to Manchester United.

Nuno thus saw his four-month term come to an abrupt end. He was appointed as the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho in June and was originally handed a two-year deal, Goal reported.

But with the Spurs left 10 points down in the Premier League table, Spurs management opted to act now and save their campaign.

According to the club’s official website, Nuno along with coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias, have all been relieved of their duties.

Nuno called the shots for only 17 games for Tottenham across all competitions. He was only able to register 9 wins, a draw and seven losses.

Aside from the loss to the Red Devils, other defeats came at the hands of Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham.

With Nuno out, Antonio Conte has been mentioned as the likely one to take over.

According to the Guardian, HotSpur is already in advanced talks with the Italian and a contract that would last up to June 2023 is reportedly close.

There were already negotiations between the Spurs and Conte in the summer but nothing progressed. Now, the club’s managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, is confident a deal will be done.

Conte is reportedly set to fly in to England and an official announcement could be made as early as Monday, Nov. 1.

“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision. 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,” Paratici said after the sacking of Nuno.

Tottenham Hotspur Manager Nuno Espírito Santo
Tottenham Hotspur Manager Nuno Espírito Santo Getty Images | Visionhaus

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