Nuno now leading Spurs contender

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    Nuno Espirito SantoNuno Espirito Santo was Wolves manager from 2017 until the end of last season

    Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the leading contender to become the new Tottenham Hotspur manager.

    Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho on 19 April but have endured a chaotic search for a replacement.

    Talks with ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca ended last week and Gennaro Gattuso also went out of consideration amid a fan protest.

    Nuno has been linked with the vacant managerial jobs at Everton and Crystal Palace this summer.

    • 'Tortuous' & 'farcical' – Spurs' manager search

    Nuno, 47, left Wolves in May after four years. He won the Championship title in his first season, and Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League in the following two seasons before finishing 13th last season.

    In September the Portuguese signed a three-year contract extension at Molineux to 2023.

    Tottenham's managerial search – two months and counting…

    19 April –Jose Mourinho is sacked as Spurs boss after 17 months in charge

    20 April – Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 29, is promoted from club's academy to take over as interim manager until the end of season

    27 April – Julian Nagelsmann, who had been linked with taking over at the London club, is announced as Bayern Munich's new boss for next season following his spell at RB Leipzig

    30 April – There is speculation Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag could be in the running for the post but he signs a new contract with the Dutch club

    23 May – Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is another name mentioned as a possible Spurs target but he insists he will not be leaving the Foxesexternal-link

    27 May –Tottenham make contact with Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino about the possibility of the Argentine returning to manage Spurs again

    28 May –PSG have no intention of letting Pochettino leave the club, according to football journalist Guillem Balague

    2 June –Antonio Conte is a clear front runner for the Spurs job fresh from leaving Inter Milan after leading them to the Serie A title

    4 June – Conte also led Chelsea to the top flight crown during his spell in charge at Stamford Bridge but talks with Spurs break down

    15 June –Spurs are close to appointing former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new manager

    17 June – Tottenham's attempts to find a new boss take another twist as they end talks with Fonseca in a move thought to be linked to Gennaro Gattuso's unexpected Fiorentina exit

    18 June –Gattuso is not being considered as a candidate after the prospect of him taking over prompted a fan protest, which was communicated to the club by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust.

    18 June – Former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann says he has called chairman Daniel Levy about the vacant manager's job and would "absolutely" take it.

    23 June – Sevilla's president say an offer from Spurs for Julen Lopetegui has been turned down.

    24 June – Nuno Espirito Santo is the latest contender for the role.

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    • M

      Comment posted by Maradona , at 21:35 24 Jun

      I saw an old lady crossing the road, I said “can you manage” she replied “yes dear but I don’t want the Tottenham job! “95130

      • A

        Reply posted by A Gibbs, at 21:55 24 Jun

        "I saw an old lady crossing the road, I said “can you manage” she replied “yes dear but I don’t want the Tottenham job! “"A Gibbs replied: Ha ha, that’s absolutely hilarious!! 😂😂😂13126

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      Comment posted by whosdatdandare, at 21:37 24 Jun

      Day 33 and Nuno is the leading contender for Tottenham manager’s job

      Day 35 and Nuno rejects Tottenham manager job

      Day 37 and XXXX is the leading contender for Tottenham manager’s job

      In another article, Man Utd add £7.39 to their Jaydon Sancho bid55116

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        Reply posted by pip, at 22:07 24 Jun

        "Day 33 and Nuno is the leading contender for Tottenham manager’s jobDay 35 and Nuno rejects Tottenham manager jobDay 37 and XXXX is the leading contender for Tottenham manager’s jobIn another article, Man Utd add £7.39 to their Jaydon Sancho bid"pip replied: In another article, Tottenham add £7.39 to their transfer budget19222

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      Comment posted by Dingus McGruder, at 21:33 24 Jun

      He should turn them down at the last minute for only being considered as an afterthought.23210

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        Reply posted by abracadabra, at 22:45 24 Jun

        "He should turn them down at the last minute for only being considered as an afterthought."abracadabra replied: You are right but if he may see it as a good opportunity.
        Jokes aside, he would be good for Spurs and Spurs should be over the moon to have him.6912

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    • S

      Comment posted by Sarah-Lee Cake, at 21:30 24 Jun

      he can’t feel good about being just ahead of my mum in getting the job.23416

      • W

        Reply posted by Wormhole, at 21:50 24 Jun

        "he can’t feel good about being just ahead of my mum in getting the job."Wormhole replied: 🐔
        🏀
        He’ll love it at the Little Lilywhites. No expectations to win anything and “fans” who spend more time on other teams’ HYSs than holding a manager to task. And to crown it all he’s won nothing major (just a second-rate Championship) so he’ll fit in with the Trophy Dodgers BOTTLING MENTALITY.
        The perfect match!105189

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    • S

      Comment posted by SportsBra, at 21:32 24 Jun

      Taking early retirement at a smaller club, fair play to him24741

      • K

        Reply posted by kempo kong, at 21:33 24 Jun

        "Taking early retirement at a smaller club, fair play to him"kempo kong replied: Brilliant 🤩4930

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      Comment posted by JS72, at 21:39 24 Jun

      Shouldn’t the headline be “Nuno Espirito Santo becomes 15th leading contender for Tottenham manager’s job until he realises what a nutcase Levy is and comes up with some bizarre reason no to take it”18611

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        Reply posted by Fan Of Whoever Plays Man Utd, at 23:25 24 Jun

        "Shouldn’t the headline be “Nuno Espirito Santo becomes 15th leading contender for Tottenham manager’s job until he realises what a nutcase Levy is and comes up with some bizarre reason no to take it”"Fan Of Whoever Plays Man Utd replied: More like: “Spurs to interview and offer job to the next manager, who will then turn it down”.246

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    • J

      Comment posted by Jim Lorien, at 21:31 24 Jun

      Don’t do it Nuno !18813

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        Reply posted by decency, at 22:52 24 Jun

        "Don’t do it Nuno !"decency replied: He is a decent chap and would do a great job but as a Tottenham fan I just know he will be treated badly.906

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      Comment posted by DaveP1982, at 21:31 24 Jun

      Terrific manager, great attitude, worthy of a big stage. Not sure working for Levy is a good thing for him though but someone’s got to do the job!13111

      • B

        Reply posted by ben, at 21:38 24 Jun

        "Terrific manager, great attitude, worthy of a big stage. Not sure working for Levy is a good thing for him though but someone’s got to do the job!"ben replied: Can work well with a small budget.604

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      Comment posted by Liam, at 21:40 24 Jun

      Oh dear. I’m disappointed, he did a great job with Wolves and is better than Spurs. I feel for all the spurs fans, Levy is the problem. I wouldnt want to work for him. Best of luck!12014

      • S

        Reply posted by stormbringer, at 21:47 24 Jun

        "Oh dear. I’m disappointed, he did a great job with Wolves and is better than Spurs. I feel for all the spurs fans, Levy is the problem. I wouldnt want to work for him. Best of luck!"stormbringer replied: Yep, Levy is the problem, he’s a control freak…. Top managers ain’t ‘aving’ it mate…..9410

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    • B

      Comment posted by Beat Takeshi, at 21:29 24 Jun

      I can only presume Big Sam has gone elsewhere. Shame. A big missed chance from Spurs.11512

      • M

        Reply posted by ME, at 21:52 24 Jun

        "I can only presume Big Sam has gone elsewhere. Shame. A big missed chance from Spurs."ME replied: Fat Sam only goes for relegation contenders – oh wait 😂😂10015

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    • K

      Comment posted by kingpaul, at 22:36 24 Jun

      Not a single quote or reference in the entire article. Why?

      Because the entire thing has been lifted straight from the daily mail’s Ian Ladyman, who is a long term mouthpiece for Jorge Mendes. Who happens to be the agent of…Nuno

      This is poor, BBC965

      • J

        Reply posted by Justice4Bham21, today at 11:41

        "Not a single quote or reference in the entire article. Why?Because the entire thing has been lifted straight from the daily mail’s Ian Ladyman, who is a long term mouthpiece for Jorge Mendes. Who happens to be the agent of…NunoThis is poor, BBC"Justice4Bham21 replied: Well pointed out kingpaul!102

    • P

      Comment posted by Petty Evening Moderators, at 21:41 24 Jun

      How about Joe Pasquale?
      He’s a local lad.

      Then Spurs can have comedians on and off the pitch !!!899

      • R

        Reply posted by rospur, at 21:55 24 Jun

        "How about Joe Pasquale? He’s a local lad.Then Spurs can have comedians on and off the pitch !!!"rospur replied: Spend no money and finish 7th137

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    • G

      Comment posted by Grumpygit, at 21:39 24 Jun

      How would you feel being offered a job when you’ve been way down the pecking order? Who cares when you get the sack and get paid a fortune715

      • L

        Reply posted by liverpool supporter right here, at 22:10 24 Jun

        "How would you feel being offered a job when you’ve been way down the pecking order? Who cares when you get the sack and get paid a fortune"liverpool supporter right here replied: Ask Steve Bruce when Mike Ashley interviewed ten people before him292

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    • J

      Comment posted by jon7150, at 21:34 24 Jun

      Who will it be next week……..?663

      • L

        Reply posted by liverpool supporter right here, at 22:05 24 Jun

        "Who will it be next week……..?"liverpool supporter right here replied: Daniel Levy with Joe Lewis as his assistant. If you want a job worth doing then you do it yourself452

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    • J

      Comment posted by jamiewalton76, at 21:40 24 Jun

      Any half decent manager should stay well clear of Spurs.7514

      • R

        Reply posted by rospur, at 21:56 24 Jun

        "Any half decent manager should stay well clear of Spurs."rospur replied: Only because of levy2813

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    • P

      Comment posted by Petty Evening Moderators, at 21:38 24 Jun

      You could wait for Southgate…..

      but Steve Clarke is already available lol7215

      • K

        Reply posted by KingFreddy, today at 01:40

        "You could wait for Southgate…..but Steve Clarke is already available lol"KingFreddy replied: Wally with a Brolly53

    • M

      Comment posted by MCF, at 22:28 24 Jun

      Apparently Gazza has just turned up at Levy’s office holding a roast chicken and a fishing rod ?551

      • B

        Reply posted by bushwacker, today at 00:24

        "Apparently Gazza has just turned up at Levy’s office holding a roast chicken and a fishing rod ?"bushwacker replied: Gazza an English legend. Step carefully.828

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    • J

      Comment posted by jeffers65, at 21:40 24 Jun

      Considering they ruled him out before if I was him I’d tell them to shove the job!!!563

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    • J

      Comment posted by jimmylad, at 22:14 24 Jun

      Glad to see Spurs are taking Public Health England policy by the end of July every adult in the UK will have been offered the Spurs job503

    • V

      Comment posted by VBP123, at 21:36 24 Jun

      leading contender after the other 23 refusal’s – so nice to be first choice493

      • D

        Reply posted by Dallas Cowboys Liverpool FC, today at 01:46

        "leading contender after the other 23 refusal’s – so nice to be first choice"Dallas Cowboys Liverpool FC replied: All joking aside, with barely 6 weeks to go before the start of the new season, Spurs need to get a move on and just appoint someone, or keep Ryan Mason on for another season.
        Then again this is the same team that didn’t sign a single new player a couple of summers ago.132

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