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Major Tottenham decision puts Newcastle owners under even more pressure

Tottenham have joined Newcastle in looking for a new manager after deciding to sack Nuno Espirito Santo.

The 47-year-old joined Spurs in the summer, but lasted just 10 Premier League games.

Spurs have been woeful at times, even if they did find time to stroll past Newcastle. That sums up just how bad we are…

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But while Toon fans suffered the terrible football of Steve Bruce for more than two years without any criticism from the media, there likely won’t be a peep about how good a bloke Nuno is and how poorly he’s been treated.

However, that’s an argument for another day.

The hypocrisy will anger Toon fans, but the big issue could be the one that has just landed at the feet of the new Newcastle owners.

Will Tottenham’s decision to sack Nuno hinder Newcastle?

It’s been almost two weeks since Bruce left Newcastle. Since then there have been a plethora of managers linked with the club.

However, we seem no closer to appointing his replacement.

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Now that task could become a lot trickier. There is already concern from some Toon fans that Paulo Fonseca could now end up at Spurs instead of St James’ Park.

Plenty of other Toon targets will likely be linked with Tottenham. Roberto Martinez, Antonio Conte and Erik ten Hag have all been mentioned as possible Newcastle managers. Now they will inevitably become targets for Spurs.

And if you had a choice, which team are you going to join? The one in the relegation zone with a weak squad, or the underperforming side that has a smattering of world class talent such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min?

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Tottenham’s decision to sack Nuno has made Newcastle’s need for a manager all the more pressing. Any big names they want will likely be wanted by Tottenham too. And beyond money, how on earth are they going to convince them to come to the north east instead?

The new Toon owners were already under pressure to appoint a new manager sooner rather than later. Now that pressure has only intensified further following today’s breaking news from down south.

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