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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in advanced talks to hire Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager.

It has been over two months since Spurs fired Jose Mourinho but Daniel Levy has so far failed to hire a replacement.

Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca all looked close to getting the job in recent weeks, only for negotiations to collapse late in the process.

But it looks – for now, at least – that the former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss may just win the race.

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Gianluca Di Marzio has told Sky Sports News that although he can’t say for certain that Nuno will be the Lilywhites’ next coach, considering what has happened in recent weeks, the Italian journalist claims that talks are going very well.

He told Sky Sports News: “Now I think they have a choice and it’s Nuno Espirito Santo. With Nuno, the talks are advanced. I cannot say [for certain] it’ll be Nuno Espirito Santo because something changes, but I think now he could be Tottenham manager.”


Nuno, a former goalkeeper, is a good manager but Tottenham need to be hiring an elite level of coach.

Pochettino was elite, Mourinho was elite and Conte, had a deal been done, certainly would’ve been elite.

The Spurs fans have been teased with some very big names these last few months.

And when the rumours about Conte and Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers and Julian Nagelsmann and Erik Ten Hag were swirling around, the supporters would’ve been majorly underwhelmed had they been told that they would be getting Nuno.

Of course, it isn’t done yet and with Tottenham’s recent history, nobody would put the mortgage on Nuno getting the job.

But for now, it does seem that way and you can’t blame the North Londoners’ fans if they’re a tad disappointed.

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