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Tottenham turn their attention to unemployed Premier League manager
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham has turned their attention towards Nuno Espirito Santo as they search for their next manager.

The Portuguese boss recently left Wolves after leading them to the Premier League and establishing them in England’s top flight.

Spurs have appeared close to naming a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, but talks have broken down each time.

Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca are two managers who looked close to signing with them but negotiations with both candidates have come to an end.

TalkSPORT says the manager they are targeting now is Santo and Fabio Paratici is in favour of a move for the Portuguese.

The new sporting director wants to end their search for a new manager so that they can start working on transfer targets and he believes if Santo is given the right support he can thrive in the Tottenham hot seat.

Santo has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace and Everton in recent weeks, but none have made him a formal offer yet.

Hiring him as the next manager might not inspire confidence in the Tottenham players who are expecting their club to name a top manager with a good track record as their next boss.

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SimonSpur
SimonSpur
3 months ago

I’m the only one who is a bit unsure about Santo?

Harry
Harry
3 months ago

I’d take relegation right now! so fed up with the direction (or non direction) the owners are taking.

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago

Surely this would be far too embarrassing for Levy to actually go through with?

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
3 months ago

Gasperini, Galtier, Ten Hag, Rafa. Quite a few decent managers out there I’d prefer to Nuno. Seems like a nice man, and maybe he can get a tune out of Doherty again, but we should be aiming higher. If you’ve watched Atalanta over the last couple of seasons, you’re probably wondering why Gasperini isn’t even mentioned in the rumour mill, they play exciting, attacking football and punch well above their weight. Maybe it’s a language thing, or maybe he was sounded out and laughed in the wee bald man’s face

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

Could this be an Italian one two winning both the Euros and Wimbledon mens singles final (Berretinni winner of Queens Club Final) ??

Last edited 3 months ago by David Dillenberg
Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
3 months ago

Berretinni won’t win Wimbledon and I doubt Italy will win the football. Incidentally, I had a bet on Jon Rahm for the US Open golf; I had this hunch that the Gods might smile on him after his unfortunate withdrawal (due to a positive covid test) from Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial tournament where he held a 6 shot lead after three rounds.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
3 months ago

Hopefully Italy, I’ve got money on them. They’ve looked the best team so far. Berretini looks good and gave Djokovic a good match at the French Open, but I can’t see anyone but Novak winning. He will overtake Federer and Nadal for most grand slams. I’ve been saying for years he’s the greatest player ever.

Paddio
Paddio
3 months ago

Ha ha ha, what a job offer of come alone, do what Paratici tells you, you’re playing 3 at the back plus be grateful you’ll last longer than Sherwood as manager maybe even 18 months longer unless Poch gets the boot at PSG. And the money will be okay as long as you’ve not been to Italy as your not expected to win anything.

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David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Given that Tim Sherwood had a respectable PL win ratio of 59.9% after 22 matches and revived Adebayor’s flagging career before TS was unceremoniously dumped perhaps Levy incorrectly prematurely pressed the ejector button on this occasion??!!

Last edited 3 months ago by David Dillenberg
BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
3 months ago

You can’t be serious? Tactics Timmy and his magic gilet, oh dear.

matt
matt
3 months ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

It is just all about shuffling across isn’t? That is all there is to it.

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago

Seeing as whoever we get will be a punt, why not have a punt on this bloke?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
3 months ago

Daniel Levys going round downvoting all the comments in this blog.

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago

😂

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

he doesn’t need to he’s got others on her to do that for him, somewhat bizarrely!

Andrew
Andrew
3 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Think we’re pretty much one voice on here … aren’t we?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

Digressing, Jack Grealish collapsed deal

Apparently Villa’s asking price in 2018 was set at £40million, but Daniel Levy was determined to do a deal for a far lower fee. His intention, according to the DT, was to sign Grealish for as little as £15million, although a bid of £25million was eventually tabled. Tottenham’s first bid was a paltry £3million – plus Josh Onomah – which Villa predictably rejected without a second thought. At that point, Levy believed the Championship club’s financial issues could mean a cut-price deal.
Then new owners took over, the rest is history!!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

Did I correctly read on a previous blog that Man City have a tabled a tempting £94m bid for Grealish valued in excess of £100m?

Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
3 months ago

Eh?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

Guardiola describing him as “incredible” and a “top player” yep it’s seemingly correct that Man City are prepared to smash the PL transfer record to get their man eclipsing £89m Man Utd paid for Paul Pogba!

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David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

Manchester City are prepared to smash PL transfer record by tabling a record-breaking bid as they look to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa eclipsing £89m Man Utd paid for Paul Pogba.
Pep Guardiola, the City manager, is a well-known admirer of Grealish, describing him as “incredible” and “a top player.
[Courtesy

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

Courtesy of Daily Mirror.

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago

Ah, well it must be true then!

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

Old. Stale and dated. Move on, while Grealish was promising. No other club saw the genius in him and for a floundering club that was rescued ay 11:59 am not sure you breaking any new grounds regurating a 3 year old story.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Surely the fact that no other club saw the genius in him makes it even worse that we botched the deal, exactly the very kind of player we needed to aid delivering silverware?!!

Last edited 3 months ago by David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

The point I am repeatedly making ad nauseam is that when these special type of individuals come along don’t happen very often you simply can’t afford to let them slip through the net and we did!!

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago

To be fair he was just another decent attacking midfielder at the time, not the international superstar/golden child he is today. He kicked on – sometimes they don’t.

Andrew
Andrew
3 months ago

Yet a year later he was willing to pay £60 mil. for Ndombele who no one else was interested in. Totally ludicrous.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago

It’s Eddie Howe. I told you weeks ago. It’s been Eddie Howe since Poch was sacked. Bournemouth went to pieces around this time. Jose was out of work and just keeping the seat warm for Eddie. Eddie Howe is perfect for Levy; The Spurs job and it’s ‘limited’ budget is perfect for Eddie. Levy needed to find a way for the Spurs supporters to accept Eddie Howe. as a replacement for Poch, within weeks, this would have been impossible. After the clown show that has surrounded Spurs since December the Spurs supporters will accept just about anything. I’ve heard as much in many of the comments on message boards. Order out of chaos I believe it is called. Levy has done this deliberately. It’s time to reduce the wage bill; sell the crown jewels and roll the dice with a new batch of up and coming punts. You all knew it really but you’ve kidded yourselves that Spurs were back in the big time. Levy and his two bobbery will win again. It always does. Jam tomorrow if you behave.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

I am guessing this has all been done to avoid compensating Bournemouth. Whatever strings were in Eddie’s golden handshake probably dictated that he couldn’t go anywhere for 12 months without compensation. August the 1st is that deadline. I expect the circus to continue until then. Paratici is here to spend the ‘Kane’ money before we sell him. Isn’t that what Baldini did when we sold Bale?

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

You will be up and down like a fiddlers elbow if you invest in any more of this crap ‘leaking’ out of Spurs. Gold, Romano and all the other blue tickers eat from the same trough as the so called ‘super’ agents. They are the pimps and ponces of football. The seagulls that follow the trawler.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

There is some big wedge arriving in the THFC bank account soon. Kane’s game of golf with Neville spelled it out for you. The worst kept secret in football. Eddie will have given Levy his list of English targets months ago. Paratici is here to bring in the next batch of foreign ‘talent’. Once their pockets are all filled with cash they will disappear like Commoli and Baldini…….

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

To dare is too dear.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

When Eddie’s name starts getting mentioned by Sky and Talksport you will know it’s happening. It will actually make sense by then. You may even be glad he’s coming.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

The only thing Levy hasn’t done is pitch a Wonka style competition for the THFC managers job. He’s kept Spurs in the news with this nonsense and there is no such thing as bad publicity. Levy is a genius. A remarkable man. I actually admire him now for pulling it all off.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

Keeping yourself in the news with nothing but bad publicity and derision from every quarter is hardly genius – it’s the action of an imbecile.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

To dare is to dither = Grealish!!

legoverlass
legoverlass
3 months ago

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………….

EssexSpur
EssexSpur
3 months ago

No, no, no, no, no. I am available too, going to appoint me? Thought not!

Richard
Richard
3 months ago

8th-10th choice? Who are we kidding…that leech Mendes decided Nuno was Levy’s #1 choice before he even left Wolves…this pantomime was just a way to bore everyone into accepting it!

What pictures of Levy does Jorge have in his safe that he keeps making the bald one dance to his pipe play?! How the transfer of Doherty with Jose, Nuno, and Mendes all manipulating its facilitation, before we address how shite he was in our team, is beyond me.

Paraciti (Parasite) hasn’t even officially started his job and he’s been an unmitigated disaster both in the chaos, indecision, and unprofessional behavior in full public view. Adding him over the top of Hitchen is just another layer of ineffective shit in our footballing set-up. Picture Eddie Temple saying “welcome to the layer cake son!”. Levy just appoints people who he knows will either say yes, will peddle his flying monkey pr bullshit or he has some wet dream fantasy about them being great at their job. Enough!

There’s no way for Levy or ENIC to paper over their gross mismanagement of the footballing side of the club any longer. Sell up and leave! How can Lewis not work to remove Levy from being in charge of his asset? In November we had an 800 million pound investment rejected by Levy because he didn’t want to give up total control…now we’re supposed to leave he is prepared to give up total control to someone like Paratici?! If so, why not bring that investor back now the terms have changed? Because it’s all bullshit!

Lewis only responds to the value of his assets and loses…what with the ESL fiasco on top of this latest layer you can imagine (based on the 1.6 billion valuation at the time of the Nov deal) tat at least 400-500 million has been wiped off our value. Yet another example of how the real estate agent at our club, more interested in hotels, fitness centers and golf clubs, is not the great financial stalwart he makes himself out to be.

ENIC OUT…LEVY OUT!

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
3 months ago

Not for me, thanks.
A decent manager, did ok at Wolves but if Crystal Palace & Everton are ‘interested’ in him, that indicates his level & not good enough for THFC.
(& before anyone tells me THFC are about the same level, I do NOT think that, it’s just Mr.Levy who’s holding the club back!)

Mike J
Mike J
3 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

it’s just Mr.Levy who’s holding the club back And so because of that, we are (at the moment) at the level of those clubs and can only get a similar level manager)

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
3 months ago

It’s from TalkSport so not a very reliable source to put it mildly. Though with Levy sticking his pin into a list of every available manager that he can scrounge on the cheap, entirely possible.

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

Talking heads get paid to give their opinions and going out in the wild to drum up attention ia not far fetch. If that does not hit they move to another scenario all in their creative minds.

Freddie
Freddie
3 months ago

Dear god… pleaseeeeeee choose someone and get it over with so we can start fixing our team for next season. Especially the defence.

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
3 months ago

I like Nuno..
I think he’s a good option personally..
He might no like being 8th choice though.

Rod Kierkegaard
Rod Kierkegaard
3 months ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

I still prefer Rangnick or Bielsa but Nuno would be a good choice, a smart and dignified manager who achieved everything possible at Wolves.

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
3 months ago

I am with you on Biela..but hes a man of principles..cant see him coming to our sh*t show.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
3 months ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

Forget Bielsa he’s got a real project to manage at Leeds, he won’t be interested in Levy’s “make me rich quick” project.

Paul
Paul
3 months ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

They are and will be a mid table team. Not sure what is the craze about Bielsa except he plays attractive football.

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