Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Santo on the verge of being sacked

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The Portuguese manager has been put under scrutiny following the dismal defeat to Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur could sack under-performing manager Nuno Santo in the wake of the disappointing home defeat to Manchester United.

Although it has been reported recently that the Portuguese boss could be given time to turn things around, the pressure from the fans is making the Spurs’ board think otherwise.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has held an emergency meeting with sporting director Fabio Paratici on whether to stick with Santo.

Santo was subject to jeers from the home supporters during the 3-0 defeat to the Red Devils on Saturday. The bizarre substitution of Lucas Moura and the lack of intent had left the fans disappointed.

The former Wolves boss took charge as the new manager of Spurs in the summer and he has been highly inconsistent this season – recording 5 wins and 5 defeats in 10 Premier League games.

Santo replied that he is focused on the upcoming games when he was asked whether would keep his job after Saturdays’ game.

The Portuguese gaffer said (h/t ESPN): “I’m only thinking about the next training session because there are no words that are going to solve the situation.

“The booing and disappointment of the fans is understandable. When they don’t see the team that they expect — and I truly expect we are better than we showed today — they are going to boo. It is up to us to change the mood.”

Speaking about potential successors, FC Porto manager Sergio Conceicao and former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca could be considered by the North Londoners.

Fonseca was close to joining Tottenham in the summer however the deal did not materialise in the end.