Nuno Espirito Santo has emerged as the leading candidate to be named as the next Tottenham manager, according to the Daily Mail.
It’s now been 66 days since Jose Mourinho was sacked ahead of the Carabao Cup final, but Daniel Levy has been unable to replace the Portuguese following a frustrating few months.
Santo was linked with the role when he left Wolves before the end of last season, but Spurs quickly turned their attention to Mauricio Pochettino and ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, whilst the 47-year-old held unsuccessful talks with both Crystal Palace and then Everton.
Spurs have been considering Brighton boss Graham Potter in recent days after the Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso fiasco.
But the Daily Mail now believe that Santo has moved to the top of Fabio Paratici’s list, with the new Tottenham Managing Director of Football keen on appointing the Portuguese boss, who guided Wolves to consecutive seventh-place finishes before stepping down in May.
Santo’s record with Wolves was exceptional, but his package generally doesn’t match what Levy has been looking for.
However, following a disastrous managerial search, Tottenham are running out of names.