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Tottenham Sack Nuno Espirito Santo, May Appoint Conte As New Manager

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Following their 0-3 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday, Tottenham have sacked Nuno Espirito Santo less than five months of being in charge.

In an official statement released on Monday, the club said Santo’s coaching staff which includes Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa, and Antonio Dias have also been sacked.

The club can today announce that Nuno Espirito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.

“A further coaching update will follow in due course,” the statement reads.

Also reacting, Spurs Managing Director of Football, Fabio Paratici, said: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”

According to Sky in Italy, Spurs is set to appoint former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, as the new manager.

The report stated that Conte is in London to hold talks with Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy and other key figures about becoming the new manager.

The departure of Nuno, who left Wolves in May after four seasons in charge, means Tottenham are looking for their fourth permanent manager in the last three years.

Tottenham fans booed Nuno’s decision to replace Lucas Moura with Steven Bergwijn in the second half of the defeat to United, which followed last weekend’s Premier League loss at West Ham.

Sections of the Spurs support also chanted “we want Levy out”, with England captain Harry Kane, who expressed his desire to leave the club during the summer, also a target of frustration for some fans.

Spurs are next in action with a home game against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League on Thursday ahead of a visit to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

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