Nuno Espirito Santo under increasing pressure to keep his job at Spurs after toxic defeat of Man United
Tottenham considers the future of Nuno Espirito Santo with the Spurs board shaken by the reaction of the angry public after the defeat against Manchester United
- Nuno Espirito Santo is under increasing pressure to keep his job at Tottenham
- His Spurs team produced another lousy performance in a 3-0 loss to Man United
- President Daniel Levy is reluctant to make a knee-jerk reaction about the coach
- The alarming reaction from the crowd on Saturday has had a huge impact on the board.
Tottenham’s dismal loss to Manchester United has dealt a severe blow to Nuno Espirito Santo’s future at Tottenham, with the Portuguese under increasing pressure to maintain his position.
Before the weak performance on Saturday, Sportsmail understands that Nuno’s removal from his position as head coach had not been discussed by President Daniel Levy and other key figures despite the club’s lackluster start to the campaign.
But the form of Saturday’s loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team and the alarming reaction from the crowd has had a huge impact on the board.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) is under increasing pressure to keep his job at Tottenham
The team’s dismal performance in the 3-0 loss to Man United has increased the pressure on their position
Taking out Nuno would be seen as a knee-jerk reaction, but there is a recognition that the boos that echoed through the stadium during the loss have come as a significant blow to Nuno’s hopes of staying in charge with the growing sense that he cannot survive. many more. repeat, if there is one, of what happened on Saturday.
Spurs will face Vitesse Arnhem at home on Thursday night, where another lackluster display will lead to more attacks from fans before Nuno leads Everton alongside him on Sunday for what will be a crucial fixture in the Premier League.
Two positive results and performances will ease the pressure on Nuno ahead of the last international break until March.
The lack of a clear candidate to take over could work in Nuno’s favor, but Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is understood to have fans at Spurs.
If the team suffers more negative results, the pressure on Nuno will intensify
Even if Nuno is given more time, you get the impression that every victory he achieves from now on will only prolong the agony.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how this is likely to end. Tottenham supporters have already converted, those who have not.
The boos that resounded in the magnificent stadium of the club on Saturday night indicated the discomfort towards the Portuguese coach.
Tottenham is toxic right now; Nuno’s position as head coach is at the root of much of that toxicity.
Tottenham was booed by his own supporters during Saturday’s loss to Manchester United.
More and more sections of the fan base had made a decision long before the weak loss to United, which came to North London in the midst of its own crisis.
For them, Nuno is not the man, he never was. Roy Keane summed it up succinctly: ‘Spurs are boring. They are boring to watch. Really boring.’
It’s not the first time this season crowds of Spurs fans, heads down, left the stadium on Saturday night feeling exactly the same.
Tottenham fans grudgingly accept failure; they have had to get used to it over the years.
The Portuguese coach (right) was booed for taking Lucas Moura (left) in the second half
What they cannot accept, however, is not style or swagger. The ‘Tottenham Way’ is a bone of contention: many argue that it puts style before substance.
It’s a valid argument, Tottenham have had very little success, at least in terms of silver, over the years.
But for those rooted in Tottenham’s rich attacking traditions, the Tottenham Way is the only way.
Of course, fans would be much more generous to Nuno and his pragmatic approach if they were winning.
But Tottenham have lost 50 percent of their Premier League matches so far, hence the restlessness of the natives.
Those who want to get rid of Nuno will probably have to wait a little longer for his wish. But, barring the most unlikely change, it seems inevitable that your wishes will eventually be fulfilled.