Tottenham confirm the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager

Tottenham Hotspur finally confirmed the appointment of former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager as long-term replacement of Jose Mourinho.

Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno Espirito Santo

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager.

The long and drawn-out saga of finding Jose Mourinho’s replacement has finally come to an end, and the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager will be expected to build a competitive side next year.

Tottenham missed out on the Champions League qualification last year, and Nuno’s priority will be to get the Londoners back into the premier European competition.

The Portuguese manager did a reasonably good job at Wolves apart from his final season, and he could prove to be a decent appointment for the London club.

He managed to guide wolves to consecutive 7th place finishes in their first two seasons back in the Premier League, and he also helped them reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League during his time at the club.

It will be interesting to see if Nuno can convince key players like Harry Kane to stay beyond the summer now. The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, the arrival of a new manager will come as a major boost to the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Winks as well.

Both midfielders had fallen down the pecking order under Mourinho, and they will be hoping to resurrect their Tottenham career under Nuno’s management.

The former Wolves boss did well to nurture young players at Molineux, and he will be expected to do the same at the London club.

Spurs have an impressive pool of young talent, and it will be interesting to see if Nuno can guide them to the first team over the next few seasons.

 The Portuguese manager has signed a four-year contract with the Premier League side.

 Chairman Daniel Levy said: “First of all, I’d like to welcome Nuno to the club. We should like to thank our supporters for all their patience throughout this process. I’ve spoken already about the need to revert back to our core DNA of playing attacking, entertaining football and Fabio, and I believe Nuno is the man who can take our talented group of players, embrace our young players coming through and build something special.”

Speaking on his appointment, Nuno said: “When you have a squad with quality and talent, we want to make the fans proud and enjoy. It’s an enormous pleasure and honour (to be here), there’s joy, and I’m happy and looking forward to starting work. We don’t have any days to lose, and we must start working immediately as pre-season starts in a few days.”