Speaking to GiveMeSport, Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has shared his belief of when Tottenham Hotspur could potentially sack under-fire boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Lowdown: Nuno in trouble?
After a terrible Premier League run of three big losses in his last three matches, humiliated by a trio of Tottenham’s London rivals in that time, the pressure is already well and truly on Nuno early in the season.
Despite a fine start to life at Spurs, even being named the English top flight’s manager of the month for August, reports have now come out of unrest among the Lilywhites squad, with comparisons even made to predecessor Jose Mourinho (The Independent).
Bridge has now shared his personal belief of when Tottenham could potentially axe the 47-year-old.
The Latest: Bridge drops Nuno sack belief…
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the reporter, knowing chairman Daniel Levy like he does, believes that Nuno could even go if the Lilywhites lose to Aston Villa on Sunday.
“I was talking to my colleague Dharmesh Sheth and I just said I think he’ll go if they lose to Villa and he went ‘you’re mad’. I’m not because it’s not just the defeats, they’re really bad defeats and they’re embarrassing,” the journalist explained.
“The stats, possession and everything – they’re bottom of everything. How can you be bottom of everything? They’re below Norwich in expected shots. It’s terrible.
“I just think maybe, knowing Levy like we do, he might have thought it’s a two-year deal, it’ll cost a couple of million but it hasn’t worked, I’ve got an idea.”
The Verdict: Too soon?
Little over six weeks since his Spurs side beat Premier League champions Manchester City on the opening day, few could have predicted the Portuguese to be in this position already.
Having worked wonders at former club Wolves, guiding them to successive seventh-placed finishes after their promotion from the Championship, the 47-year-old needs more backing at Tottenham despite not being the club’s first choice for the role.
It is far too early to start talking about replacements, not to mention that, going by Spurs’ last long and drawn-out managerial search, there is hardly an abundance of options waiting to jump in Nuno’s shoes.
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