Tottenham have sacked their manager today and now it’s time for Newcastle to get serious in their attempts to appoint a new manager.
Nuno Espirito Santo has departed Spurs after just four months in charge and that should be music to the ears of PIF.
The Portuguese manager has been handed his papers this morning. He won five and lost five of his 10 Premier League games in charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
His pragmatic approach drew criticism. Fans turned on Espirito Santo during Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United.
It may not have been right for Tottenham but right now, the former Wolves boss could be perfect for Newcastle.
The Magpies have yet to win a game this season and are without a clean sheet too. That is a cause for concern with Newcastle staring relegation in the face.
Espirito Santo did oversee five wins at Tottenham. The football played despite the wins wasn’t up to scratch for Spurs though and he’s now fallen on his sword.
The 47-year-old adopts a pretty defensive approach. That was evident in Tottenham’s first three games of the campaign when he secured three consecutive 1-0 wins.
That said, the players at Tottenham haven’t helped things, with some reports suggesting senior players couldn’t buy into his methods.
Should Newcastle turn to Espirito Santo?
Despite some slamming his approach to football at Tottenham, it’s a strategy that would suit Newcastle down to the ground right now.
The Magpies have to stop conceding goals and Espirito Santo could be just the man to ensure they tighten up at the back.
He knows the league and also likes to play with three central defenders; something that would suit the current Newcastle squad.
Newcastle now have ambitious plans under PIF. Before they can take a place among Europe’s elite, they have to put foundations in place in the short term.
All roads now lead to Espirito Santo and the recently departed Tottenham boss would be a sensible, realistic appointment at this stage.
As a result, he could be absolutely perfect for Newcastle at this moment in time.
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