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Layoff season is here! Schopp of Barnsley, Cox of Scunthorpe and Santo of Tottenham are fired

Layoff season is here! Three managers are fired in an hour Monday morning, with Barnsley’s Markus Schopp and Scunthorpe’s Neil Cox following Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure from Tottenham.

  • Tottenham’s departure from Nuno Espirito Santo was not the only one on Monday morning
  • Championship Barnsley also parted ways with Markus Schopp
  • Scunthorpe, who is last in League Two, also fired Chief Neil Cox


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The honeymoon period of the 2021-22 season really ended after three managers were fired on Monday morning after a disappointing start to the campaign.

The big name was Nuno Espirito Santo, who left his position as Tottenham manager after just four months at the helm in London.

But the Barnsley of the Championship and the Scunthorpe of the League Two also dropped the ax on their coaches.

The dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo was one of the three managerial exits on Monday morning.

The dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo was one of the three managerial exits on Monday morning.

Barnsley's Markus Schopp was fired Monday morning by the championship club

Barnsley's Markus Schopp was fired Monday morning by the championship club

Scunthorpe's Neil Cox fired with League Two club fund

Scunthorpe's Neil Cox fired with League Two club fund

Markus Schopp of Barnsley (left) and Neil Cox of Scunthorpe were also fired

Tottenham broke the news of Santo’s departure at 9:51 am and at 10 am, Barnsley confirmed that they had fired Markus Schopp with the club without a win since August and second bottom in the Championship.

Schopp was only appointed in June, replacing Valerien Ismael after joining West Brom in the summer. Ismael had led Barnsley to the play-offs last season.

“It is a pity that our hard work has not been reflected in the results. I wish the club all the best for the future and that they achieve all their goals, ” said Schopp.

Scunthorpe, meanwhile, fired Neil Cox with the football league club fund at 10:45 am.

Cox took over his childhood club in August 2020, but is leaving after just two wins in 15 league games.

Antonio Conte expected to replace Santo as Tottenham coach

Antonio Conte expected to replace Santo as Tottenham coach

Antonio Conte expected to replace Santo as Tottenham coach

But the big news on Monday was Santo’s departure, which Sportsmail unveiled exclusively on Monday.

The Tottenham management was alarmed by how angry fans were after the 3-0 loss to Manchester United at the weekend.

Antonio Conte is expected to replace the Portuguese manager and Spurs contacted him about the position on Sunday night.

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