The clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur had been an ill-fated night for one of the managers as Tottenham Hotspur sack Nuno Espirito Santo. This comes after the 3-0 thrashing on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by Manchester United, whose manager was also at knife-point had the result gone the other way.

The Portuguese managed Wolverhampton Wanderers for four successful years, after which he decided to end his journey there at the end of the 2020/21 season by mutual consent with the club. It was not expected by him to get back in the job anytime soon, but Santo took charge of Tottenham Hotspur on a two-year deal a month after leaving Wolves, replacing the departing Jose Mourinho.

It was not a bad start for him at the London club as he kept the club in contention for the league title. Along with winning his fourth manager of the month award here, he also guided the club to their best start with three back to back wins. However, it started deteriorating as their current string of results dropped them to the eighth position in the Premier League, 10 points behind the leaders Chelsea.

Tottenham Hotspur Sack Nuno With Antonio Conte Next in Line For The Job

Tottenham Hotspur sacks Nuno, making him the third manager to be sacked by the club in three years. The board members led by Daniel Levy had called a meeting to decide the manager’s future on Sunday. Spurs’ managing director, Fabio Paratici said;

“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.”

With his future having decided, it is the Italian coach, Antonio Conte who is expected to take over the position. The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager is reported by Sky Italy to have been contacted by the club and Spurs have reportedly put an 18-month contract on the table. The report also suggests that the manager is set to fly to London on Monday to proceed with the final details.

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