Journalist Duncan Castles has recently revealed more details about the links between Tottenham Hotspur and Nuno Espirito Santo.
It has been reported that Spurs are planning talks with the ex-Wolves boss, even though they ruled out any potential moves for the Portuguese pretty recently. The club’s stance on Nuno has now changed.
Castles talked about Spurs’ potential interest in Nuno when the journalist appeared on The Transfer Window podcast. He revealed that Espirito Santo has been offered to Tottenham again, even though he believes that Mauricio Pochettino would be the best possible fit for the job.
Is Nuno a good fit for Tottenham?
When talking about the Spurs job, Castles said: “He [Pochettino] does actually fit that description of a coach that Daniel Levy put on the Tottenham website when he made his public apology to Tottenham supporters.
“He is a better fit to that description than Nuno Espirito Santo, who I understand has been offered to Tottenham again and would be an experienced Premier League coach who’s done well in England.
“In many ways, I think, he’s one of the best options available to Tottenham at present but not perceived as a particularly attacking coach, so that’s a negative for him.”
TIF Thoughts on Nuno to Spurs…
When Jose Mourinho was sacked, it was suggested that Spurs were looking for an attack-minded manager to replace him. It was also reported that the profile that Spurs are looking for isn’t too different from that of Pochettino.
Nuno’s tactical approach, though, is known to be defensive and very defence-first. So keeping that in mind, hiring Nuno as a manager may not make too much sense for Tottenham if Daniel Levy is to keep his word over his preferred successor to Mourinho.
That said, you could argue Levy was pragmatic to choose Mourinho in the first place as they sought a first trophy in well over a decade – and therefore hiring Espirito Santo would perhaps be something of a familiar path for him to go down, should the ex-Wolves man’s success in the Premier League be a defining factor.