Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked as the club’s manager.
The Lowdown: Spurs struggling
Despite winning their first three Premier League games (Sky Sports), Spurs have had an overall miserable campaign to date.
As it stands, they are eighth in the top-flight table and have won just two of their last seven league matches. Calls have been made for the manager to be relieved of his duties, and Daniel Levy has now made a decision.
The Latest: Nuno gets Spurs sack
As such, Nuno has this morning been sacked as Tottenham manager, with the Daily Mail‘s Sami Mokbel breaking the news shortly before it was confirmed by the club.
His job was not deemed to be under threat before Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United, but the nature of that performance appears to have left Levy and Fabio Paratici with no choice but to part ways with the 47-year-old.
The Verdict: Next decision must be right
Nuno was far from Spurs’ first choice to become the club’s new manager in the summer. The likes of Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso were all higher up the list but, for one reason or another, none of them made the move to north London.
Should Nuno have been sacked?
After four months in charge, the Portuguese has been let go, leaving Tottenham in a poor position in the table. It is vital that Levy and co get the right man through the door to replace him after jettisoning a second manager in less than seven months, otherwise this could be an unstable season of struggle for Spurs, who already face an uphill battle to return to the Champions League.
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