03/07/2021; 1:08 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The long-running saga of Tottenham Hotspur' search for a new manager has finally come to an end. Yesterday the club appointed former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach on a two-year deal. Spursctor of football Fabio Paratici flew into London on Tuesday to rubber-stamp the deal.
The Spurs hierarchy had held talks with a host of potential managerial candidates including Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, and Paulo Fonseca since the end of the 2020/2021 Premier League season. Nuno Espirito Santo was not amongst those on the initial shortlist of candidates when he left Wolves at the end of last season. However, as the weeks progressed, he had emerged as the leading contender.
Nuno, in his first interview as the Spurs’ manager, said: “When you have a squad with the quality and talent that I have, you must try and make the fans proud with the brand of football that they play”. He added that it is an honour to be here and that with pre-season around the corner, there is no time to waste.
Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, was equally as glowing in his praise for the new manager. He said that the core DNA of the club is playing attacking, entertaining football. Moreover, Daniel wanted Nuno to get the club back to its core brand, not only with its current stars but also to embrace the young players coming through the academy.
Levy’s sentiments were echoed by Paratici, who said they had found the manager they had been searching for. A manager who would be able to mesh quality and style alongside attacking winning football from the Tottenham squad.
The Portuguese-born manager brought Wolves into the Premier League in 2018. He established them as a top-half side during his tenure, finishing seventh twice as well as qualifying for the Europa League whilst continuing to play an attractive brand of football. Last season however Wolves ended a lowly 13th in the Premier League.
Tottenham has established itself as a top-tier side in the Premier League in the past decade.and thirteenth will be considered a failure for one of the pundits' favourites. They have in the past four to five seasons established themselves in the upper echelons of the Premier League standings. Thus, this pressure will be brought to bear on their new manager from their first competitive match. And to not miss anything new and be well informed, stay with betpack.com!