Tottenham are ‘targeting former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager’ – Asia Despatch

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Tottenham are targeting Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager with new sporting director Fabio Paratici in favour of a move for the ex-Wolves boss’… after ending talks with Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso

  • Tottenham have set their sights on appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as manager 
  • The club have seen talks break down with several targets in recent weeks 
  • New sporting director Fabio Paratici favours a move for the ex-Wovles boss
  • Nuno has had talks with Crystal Palace and Everton since leaving Wolves 











Tottenham have reportedly turned their attentions to Nuno Espirito Santo as they continue to search for a new manager.

Spurs have seen talks with Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca break down in recent weeks while a move for Gennaro Gattuso was briefly considered before being abandoned.

With Daniel Levy still on the hunt for Jose Mourinho’s replacement, talkSPORT claim Nuno is now their main target with new sporting director Fabio Paratici favouring a move for the former Wolves boss.

Tottenham have reportedly set their sights on making Nuno Espirito Santo as their new boss

Tottenham have reportedly set their sights on making Nuno Espirito Santo as their new boss

The club's new sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to favour a move for the ex-Wolves coach

The club’s new sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to favour a move for the ex-Wolves coach

Paratici had been leading the talks with Fonseca until a deal for the for the ex-Roma manager collapsed last week.

Fonseca had verbally agreed to join Tottenham and had discussed his plans for the squad and the makeup of his coaching staff.

But Spurs walked away from the deal, insisting financial issues were not behind their change of heart and it was simply a call to go in a different direction made by the club’s hierarchy.

Daniel Levy has seen talks with several managerial targets break down in recent weeks

Daniel Levy has seen talks with several managerial targets break down in recent weeks

Paulo Fonseca had verbally agreed to take the job

The club also held brief talks with Gennaro Gattuso

Discussions with both Paulo Fonseca (left) and Gennaro Gattuso (right) were ended last week

The club then held brief talks with Gattuso, who had become available after leaving Fiorentina on Thursday, but then ruled the Italian out. 

Previous targets have also included Brendan Rodgers and former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Nuno is still available after failing to agree a deal to takeover at Crystal Palace or Everton.

The 47-year-old looked set to be appointed at Selhurst Park but talks broke down over the financial package.

He was then expected to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park but he is yet to receive a formal proposition from Farhad Moshiri, the club’s majority shareholder.

Jurgen Klinsmann revealed he had rung Levy about the vacant managerial role following Mourinho’s sacking but he has not heard back from the Spurs chairman.

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