Tottenham appointed Nuno Espirito Santo as new manager

Tottenham has appointed former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager over a contract of two-year.

Nuno Espirito Santo left the Wolves in May after their four impressive seasons. And during the time he took the club from the Championship to Europa League quarter-finals.

In addition, Spurs fired Jose Mourinho in April and replaced him with 29-year-old Ryan Mason until the end of last season.

“It’s obviously a great pleasure and honor to be a part of the Spurs team. I’m excited and looking forward to starting work,” said Nuno.

“We don’t have days to lose. And we have to start working as soon as possible because the start of the season starts in a few days.”

In addition, Nuno will not have to wait for long period to face his old club as Spurs travel to Molineux. For facing the Wolves in their second league game of the season on August 22.

Whether he will have 27-year-old striker Harry Kane remains to be seen. In May, the England captain said he hoped to “have a good and honest conversation” with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about his future.

Levy thanks the Tottenham fans for their patience.

Tottenham have brought in Nuno after Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca, and Gennaro Gattuso were linked with a move this summer.

Spurs have contacted Paris St-Germain boss Pochettino over a chance for Argentina to return. But the French club was unwilling to let him go.

Former Chelsea boss Conte has appeared fit for the role, leaving Inter Milan after leading them to the Serie A title, only in negotiations between Italy and Spurs.

Ex-Roma boss Fonseca then thought he was taking the reins but was replaced by Gattuso. However, he was quickly rejected when fans did not respond positively to the existence of social media posts that made Italy’s commitment to the most questionable.

Nuno won the 2017-18 Championship title in his first season with the Wolves. Before leading it to seventh place in the Premier League in the next two seasons, when they finished 13th last season.

Levy thanks the Tottenham fans for their patience (Source: Evening Standard)
Levy thanks the Tottenham fans for their patience (Source: Evening Standard)

“We would like to thank all of our fans heartly for all their patience and support throughout the entire selection process,” Levy said.

“Furthermore, I’ve also talked about the need. To get back to our core DNA of attacking, entertaining football, and the managing director of football Fabio Paratici. And I believe Nuno is a man who can take our talented team, welcome our young players who will build something special.”

Paratici has resigned as Juventus football manager with a long career to join Spurs earlier this month.

“Moreover, you should have to look at Nuno’s time at the Wolves to see his ability to take on a team of players. And apply a consistent style that brings success and allows players to develop and prosper,” he said.

Timeline of Spurs’ search for the team manager.

19 April – Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Spurs manager after 17 months in charge.

20 April – Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 29, has been promoted to the club manager to take over as interim manager until the end of the season

27 April – Julian Nagelsmann, linked with a move to a London club, has been announced as Bayern Munich’s new manager next season following his spell at RB Leipzig.

30 April – There is speculation that Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag may be taking part in the post but is signing a new contract with the Dutch club

23 May – Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is another name for a possible Spurs attack but insists he will not leave the Foxes

27 May – Tottenham contact Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino over Argentina returning to Spurs

28 May – PSG have no intention of allowing Pochettino to leave the club, Guillem Balague reports

2 June – Antonio Conte is a clear runner for Spurs career after leaving Inter Milan, leading them to the Serie A title.

4 June – Conte lead Chelsea to the top-flight title during his time at Stamford Bridge but talks with Spurs decline

15 June – Spurs are close to appointing former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca as their new manager

17 June – Tottenham’s attempts to find a new manager take another turn as they end talks with Fonseca over a move thought to be linked to Gennaro Gattuso’s unexpected exit.

18 June – Gattuso is no longer considered a candidate after hopes of running for candidate sparked protests by supporters of Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust.

30 June – The search is of the team is over as Tottenham has now appointed Nuno Espirito Santo as their new team manager.

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