Tottenham are on the verge of ending their 72-day search for a new manager – with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo close to being appointed.
Jose Mourinho was sacked ahead of the Carabao Cup final all the way back on 19 April, but it’s been a painful process for Daniel Levy, who’s been unable to attract all of his top targets.
However, according to Alasdair Gold, Santo is set to be named as his compatriots replacement less than seven days before Tottenham return to Hotspur Way for pre-season on Monday.
Gold believes that Santo, who isn’t a popular appointment with many Spurs supporters, has promised Director of Football Fabio Paratici that that he’s willing to play an attacking brand of football, similar to his Valencia side back in 14-15, who finished fourth in La Liga, scoring 70 goals in the league.
Santo did an exceptional job during his four years with Wolves, winning the Championship in his first campaign before leading them to consecutive seventh-place finishes.
However, whilst Wolves were often devastating on the counter-attack, Santo’s has been criticised for his defensive style, which has overshadowed his imminent appointment in north London.
But we believe that with the right backing, this could yet prove a better decision from Levy than some might anticipate.