The role played by Tottenham’s supporters in potential Nuno sacking revealed
An insight into the role understood to have been played by the Tottenham Hotspur fan contingent present at the club’s meeting with Manchester United in Nuno Espirito Santo’s position being thrown into doubt has been forthcoming on Sunday.
Nuno out/Conte in?
The subject of the situation on Spurs’ bench has of course taken centre stage in the headlines across the day to date.
This comes on the back of yet another damaging blow amid an altogether underwhelming opening to the campaign on the Lilywhite half of north London.
A Premier League showdown with fellow strugglers Manchester United on Saturday evening eventually saw Tottenham put to the sword in alarming fashion, by three goals to nil:
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A perfectly timed pass from Ronaldo to set up Edinson Cavani for a sweet finish to double United’s lead
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— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 30, 2021
Despite the frankly abysmal level of his side’s performance, though, in the immediate aftermath of the action coming to a close in the English capital, it was widely suggested that Nuno’s position on the Spurs bench was safe.
But, as will be common knowledge to any with ties to the Lilywhites on Sunday, such a stance on the part of the board at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium now appears to have shifted.
Amid widespread speculation that the Portuguese could in fact be sent on his way, Antonio Conte has been hotly tipped to take over from Nuno over the coming days.
👀 Spurs have made contact with Antonio Conte according to @tancredipalmeri. He’s 3/1 to replace Nuno. https://t.co/k2zauXIdfH
— Betfair (@Betfair) October 31, 2021
‘A significant blow’
So, what factor proved so significant that it completely altered the position of Daniel Levy and co. when it comes to the situation of the club’s boss?
Well, on Sunday evening, an insight into precisely that has been provided online.
As per a report from Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, discussions over the potential dismissal of Nuno had in fact not even gotten underway before yesterday’s defeat to United.
However, the nature of Spurs’ performance, and above all, ensuing reaction on the part of the Lilywhites contingent in attendance at the clash, is said to have had ‘a major impact on the board’:
‘There is an acknowledgement that the boos that rang round the stadium during the loss has arrived as a significant blow to Nuno’s hopes of staying in charge.’
Tottenham’s loss to Man Utd has come as a major blow to Nuno Espirito Santo’s future at with the Portuguese under mounting pressure to keep his job. There’d been no talk of removing Nuno prior to last night but the crowd reaction has changed things. https://t.co/jAzek1ulLf
— Sami Mokbel (@SamiMokbel81_DM) October 31, 2021
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