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Exclusive: Palmer describes Nuno Espirito Santo and Tottenham saga as “crazy”

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Former Premier League player Carlton Palmer believes the whole Nuno Espirito Santo saga at Tottenham Hotspur was “crazy”.

Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici identified Nuno as the man to permanently replace Jose Mourinho, who was fired during last season, but just four months into his two-year deal the club parted company with him.

Should Nuno Espirito Santo have been given more time at Tottenham?





Palmer described the whole situation as crazy, telling This is Futbol: “It’s just a crazy old scenario, you know. Nuno wasn’t the first-choice manager that they wanted to bring in, they’ve brought him in, they’ve had to pay him 14 million, I believe, to leave the football club. It’s just crazy business what they’ve done. 

“I know they had to put a coach in at the time, I understand that, but if you’re putting that coach in at the time and you believed he was the right person then stick with him, then stick with him.”

Nuno oversaw five victories and five defeats in the Premier League during his time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but following back-to-back defeats against fellow Champions League chasers West Ham United and Manchester United, the club decided to part ways with him.

Tottenham replaced Nuno with Antonio Conte, who has put pen-to-paper on a contract until the summer of 2023 with an option to extend.

In his first match in charge of his new side, Conte guided Tottenham to a 3-2 victory against Vitesse Arnhem in the UEFA Europa Conference League, before opening his Premier League tenure as Tottenham Head Coach with a goalless draw away at Everton.

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  • Jay says:

    In answer to the question should Nono have been given more time. There is no way he should have been appointed in the first place. Nobody wanted him.

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