Journalist Alasdair Gold has recently revealed details about Daniel Levy’s perception of new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
Alasdair Gold was recently talking about many issues involving Spurs when he appeared in the latest video on his YouTube channel. Espirito Santo’s appointment was a key topic and Gold went on to provide details about Levy’s viewpoint and how he initially viewed the appointment.
In recent days, Levy has stated that Nuno can create something special at Tottenham, who are looking to revert to their DNA of playing attacking football.
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But Gold claimed that the Spurs CEO was initially undecided on the appointment of the Portuguese and he was wary of any backlash against him.
The journalist stated: “Daniel Levy was undecided on Nuno Espirito Santo. This is what I’ve been told by people close to the situation, inside the club. He was not enthused. He saw – as I’ve said myself in the past – a guy in Nuno Espirito Santo who is more a counter-attacking coach, who obviously played under Mourinho.
“There’s little fears and I was told this by another journalist who covers Wolves – [he’s] essentially Mourinho 2.0. Some slight differences, some slightly more entertaining football, but without the silverware. And from what I understand, Levy was worried that that first game of the season against Manchester City, if there was an embarrassing defeat, his name would be chanted. You’d get the ‘Levy Out’, you’d get the protests.
“Some might say that could still happen whatever. But yeah, apparently he was very much undecided on whether he should be the new head coach.”
TIF Thoughts on Nuno…
Nuno’s tactical approach at Wolves was certainly defence-first and relied on defending in a compact way. His team at Valencia though, was very tactically flexible in terms of formations and the approach was often more expansive and attacking.
This suggests that perhaps, the Portuguese is comfortable with either approaches and he may not have too many problems in playing a more attacking brand of football. And while Levy’s concerns were valid because of Nuno’s Wolves side, he has perhaps shown enough to be versatile in his tactics.