Friday, July 2, 2021

Managerial Carousel

Tottenham Hotspur has named Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager. The former Wolverhampton manager, rumored earlier this cycle to be headed to Crystal Palace, provides closure to a lengthy managerial search by Spurs’ Chairman Daniel Levy. Santo led Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League and notched consecutive seventh place finishes in the top division before the club stumbled badly this past season following an injury to striker Raul Jimenez. Santo now faces the loss of Spurs striker Harry Kane unless the Portuguese skipper can convince Kane that titles can be won at Spurs. Santo’s acceptance by the fan base could hinge on style of play with some concern being raised regarding the negative tactics and counter attacking style he employed at Wolverhampton.

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