According to a report by the Daily Express, Tottenham Hotspur have now identified Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a possible heir to the under fire Jose Mourinho.
Santo, who has apparently attracted ‘major’ admiration from chairman Daniel Levy, is the latest managerial candidate to be linked with a possible appointment at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham now want Santo
The 47-year-old was hired by Wolves nearly four years ago and has since guided them to previously unprecedented European qualifying spots.
However, as the Molineux outfit’s season suffers due to injury problems, including a serious blow for star striker Raul Jimenez, reports apparently emerged that Santo had instructed his agent to search for another job.
Now, as per the Express, he has entered the radar of Spurs amid growing pressure on manager Mourinho.
As well as guiding Wolves to the Europa League quarter-finals last season and two seventh-placed Premier League finishes, he has also received plenty of plaudits.
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Hassan ‘Kouka’ Ahmed opened up to the BBC over Santo’s management style and experience working under him, with the Egyptian labelling him a ‘fantastic coach’.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also on his list of admirers and believes Santo is an ‘excellent manager’ (Express and Star), and regardless of Wolves not quite hitting their previous heights over 2020/2021, you can hardly argue with what he has achieved.
While Santo is undoubtedly a good candidate, we believe Julian Nagelsmann should be the number one target if Mourinho is sacked – especially considering he has been hailed as the ‘most exciting coaching talent in Europe‘.
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