According to a report by the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have spoken with former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Lowdown: Spurs in manager hunt, still…
It’s been over two months since Spurs opted to sack former boss Jose Mourinho and the Lilywhites are still yet to make an official announcement over his replacement.
In the last fortnight alone, the Lilywhites have been in successive managerial talks with both Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.
New managing director Fabio Paratici has been given the tough first task of finally appointing a new boss at Tottenham but the candidate list is growing more and more thin.
The Latest: Spurs have spoken with Nuno…
Subtly dropping a Tottenham Hotspur claim when giving an update on Crystal Palace’s own managerial situation, the Mail claim that Spurs have in fact already spoken with Nuno over the role.
The 47-year-old has emerged as a possible prime target for Tottenham in recent days with Alasdair Gold understanding he is someone who Paratici likes very much.
talkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams also says that it is a two-horse race between both Nuno and Brighton boss Graham Potter.
It is now claimed that Palace offered the Portuguese a role at Selhurst Park only for him to ‘then speak to Everton and Tottenham’.
The Verdict: Ideal candidate?
Nuno arguably comes as the ideal remaining candidate amid the difficult search for a new boss.
Non-international Spurs players return for pre-season training on July 5 and the Lilywhites need a new manager in before that time.
While the Mail doesn’t reveal how those talks went with Nuno, Lilywhites supporters could be hoping they made some progress, especially considering he has been called a ‘genius’ and mentioned alongside the likes of Marcelo Bielsa (Matt Murray to This is Futbol).
He also once wowed Mourinho himself, with the ex-Spurs boss telling football.london that Nuno doesn’t get enough praise for his job at Wolves whilst lauding his ‘really, really amazing work’ at Molineux.
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