It’s safe to say that Nuno Espirito Santo was not at the top of Daniel Levy or Tottenham Hotspur fans’ list of managers they wanted to see replace Jose Mourinho, and Spurs legend Graham Roberts believes that the appointment feels strange.
It has been reported that Nuno wasn’t being considered an option until Fabio Paratici started working on trying to find a new manager, and he managed to convince Levy that Nuno was the right man to get Spurs back on track.
Will Nuno succeed at Spurs?
Nuno will arrive at Tottenham with a fresh set of ideas and a huge heap of pressure to get results immediately with him not the number one favourite that fans wanted, as that was clearly a sensational reunion with Mauricio Pochettino.
Once Paratici touched down in London to start working, talks gathered pace and Nuno was announced late Wednesday evening, but Roberts is confused as to why he wasn’t appointed sooner given he left Wolves in May, as he exclusively told This is Futbol:
“What I’ve said to people is that we didn’t know much about Pochettino when he came so we’ve got to give him a chance. He did okay at Wolves and he likes to play good football.”
Nuno will have to work closely with both Levy and Paratici to ensure that his transfer targets are delivered if he feels an area of the team is of an obvious weakness so that they aren’t left lagging behind.