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Why Nuno Espírito Santo is a massive mistake for Tottenham

Well, Tottenham really can’t do anything right, right now. When it comes to finding the man for the Spurs hot-seat, they have attempted and failed to get just about every football manager living on God’s Green Earth. And now, after failing to entice (or trick depending on how you look at it) anyone into the job, it looks like Nuno Espírito Santo will be the man they get. The former Wolves manager certainly fits the bill for what Tottenham are looking for, in the sense that he has managed in football. But, then again so does the gaffer of your local Sunday League side. So, here is a list of reasons why Nuno Espírito Santo is the wrong man for the job.

He’s a Mid-Table Manager:

In football, a good player does not make a good manager, and vice-versa. Nuno may well have won a Champions League with Porto as a player, but as a manager, he has won just one trophy. In his three Premier League years at Wolves, he finished seventh twice, followed by a thirteenth place finish this season. For a team who decided to say no to a Premier League-winning manager in Antonio Conte, it hardly screams progression.

Tottenham have gone from getting to a Champions League final with Mauricio Pochettino to chasing after a mediocre mid-table manager who only managed a 47% win rate at Wolves in just two years.

He’s Just a Worst Jose Mourinho:

Nuno Espírito Santo’s football embodies all the worst qualities of Jose Mourinho, rolls it into a ball and produces eleven men behind the ball, mess of a play style. Tottenham are a team that were set to be part of the ‘SuperLeague’, yet there is absolutely nothing super about Nuno’s football.

Progression was promised when Pochettino was sacked, and yet in the time since they have sacked another manager and been rejected by multiple others since that dismissal. With Harry Kane reportedly on his way out of the club, how can Spurs’ star-striker be expected to stay? Especially, when the manager fails to match the player when it comes to ambitions.

A List of Better Available Managers:

Now, Spurs may not be able to get all of these names, here is a list of managers currently out of job:

  • Antonio Conte – Just try again yeah lads?
  • Zinedine Zidane – Longshot some would say, impossible is more likely.
  • Lucien Favre – The former Dortmund man is a solid manager and is free. Crystal Palace went for him, even they’re showing more ambition.
  • Ralf Rangnick – Another solid manager with Bundesliga experience.
  • Andrea Pirlo – After only one year at Juve it’s tough to say how good he really is, worth another go though.
Tottenham should say Nu-NO to Nuno. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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