Tottenham chief Daniel Levy ‘furious’ after Man Utd loss as Nuno Espirito Santo faces sack

Nuno Espirito Santo reviews Spurs' defeat against Manchester United

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly ‘furious’ at Nuno Espirito Santo’s display as Spurs sunk to a dismal home defeat against Manchester United on Saturday. The Portuguese is allegedly on the verge of being axed from the north London side after leading the team through five defeats in their opening ten Premier League games. 

Spurs had every right to approach their United showdown with cautious optimism due to the Red Devils’ poor form. 

However, a much-changed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side were able to put three past Hugo Lloris with very little resistance going the other way. 

Tottenham’s big hitters like Harry Kane and Heung-min Son were ineffective throughout, as the former has been all season. 

After a lengthy manager hunt during the summer eventually saw Levy and sporting director Fabio Paratici turn to Nuno, a potentially ‘imminent’ sacking would force them to go and do it all over again. 

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According to The Telegraph, Levy was left furious at his side’s display which saw United, who were not at their best, stroll to a 3-0 victory. 

It also states that Nuno was on thin ice weeks ago before a result against Aston Villa suggested that the tide may be turning. 

Nuno was put in an unenviable position this season given that he was allegedly way down Spurs’ list of candidates when searching for a new boss during the summer. 

Furthermore, Levy was understood to favour an attacking coach before Paratici went in the direction of the defensive former Wolves boss. 

As such, Nuno may well have been living on borrowed time from the start, and certainly was not likely to get any slack from Levy once performances started to slump. 

Spurs face a UEFA Conference League tie against Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday before a Premier League clash against Everton at the weekend – it remains to be seen whether Nuno will be at the helm for either match. 

The likes of Paulo Fonseca, Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte were heavily linked to Spurs during the summer. 

Despite relentless pressure, Nuno remained defiant after the final whistle on Saturday. 

“I’m only thinking about the next training session. There are no words that are going to solve this situation,” he insisted.

“The booing and disappointment of the fans is understandable. When they don’t see the team they expect, the team that should play, and I truly believe that we are better than what we showed today, they are going to boo.

“They are going to boo. It’s up to us to change the mood.”

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