Tottenham players feel Nuno Santo avoids explicit verbal communication

Dele Alli of Spurs & Nuno Esp’rito Santo, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur
Dele Alli of Spurs & Nuno Esp’rito Santo, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur

Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur earlier on in the summer.

The Portuguese manager did a reasonably good job with Wolverhampton Wanderers and he will be hoping to help get Spurs into the top four this season.

The Londoners struggled under Jose Mourinho last season, and they will be hoping for better fortune under his compatriot now.

Although Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo are two very different types of managers with different principles, the two share certain personality traits that might not be too popular amongst the players.

According to a report from The Athletic, the newly appointed Tottenham manager mostly keeps to himself beyond training sessions, and the players have found him distant and uncommunicative.

Furthermore, the Portuguese is not too keen on one-on-one meetings or even team meetings.

Nuno expects players to understand the logic behind his decisions without having to explain them.

The former Wolves manager is highly energetic during the training sessions, but beyond that, he is an introvert, so little difficult to approach.

The report further states that the players rarely know where they stand with him, and it is a personality trait that can be compared with Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.

Nuno is best described by the Tottenham player Matt Doherty, who said: “You’re friends with him at times, but he knows how to grill you. We’ve all been on the end of one of them, but the next day, he’ll give you a hug, and he’ll talk to you. He’s got the blend perfect.”