Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Nuno Espirito Santo following a disappointing slump in form which has seen the North London club fall to eighth in this season’s Premier League.
Espirito Santo initially enjoyed a bright start as Spurs manager as the club sat top of the Premier League after their opening three matches, yet the club have since won just two of their last seven league matches and now sit ten points adrift of league leaders – Chelsea.
Tottenham meanwhile scraped past Wolves and Tottenham to reach the Quarter-Finals of this season’s League Cup, where they will face West Ham in late December, whilst also sitting third in their Europa Conference League group behind Rennes and Vitesse.
A 3-0 league loss to Manchester United without a shot on target however proved costly and brought about the end of Espirito Santo’s spell as manager after 124 days, in turn making him Tottenham’s shortest manager in the Premier League after taking charge of just 10 league matches.
Confirming Espirito Santo’s exit, Tottenham released the following statement: ‘The Club can today announce that Nuno Espírito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.’
Tottenham Managing Director, Fabio Paratici added: “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.”
The club also announced that there will be an update on their coaching situation “in due course” with Paulo Fonseca and Antonio Conte reportedly the favourites to replace Espirito Santo.
Tottenham will next be in action on Thursday 4 November as they host Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.