Tottenham Hotspur sacked coach Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday after losing 3-0 at home to Manchester United at the weekend, sending the London club down to eighth place in the English Premier League.
Tottenham topped the league last August after winning the first 3 matches, but lost 5 times after that, and is now 10 points clear of leaders Chelsea.
Nuno’s staff was also relieved of his duties and the club did not announce the Portuguese coach’s successor.
“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we had to make this decision,” Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici said in a statement.
He added, “Nono is a really polite man and we will always welcome him here and we must thank him and his crew and wish them well for the future.”
Nuno, 47, took over the leadership of Tottenham Hotspur, succeeding Jose Mourinho, with a two-year contract last June, after an impressive career during 4 seasons with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
His start was promising to beat defending champion Manchester City on the opening day of the league, but he fell back after defeats in 4 confrontations against London teams.
And the 3-0 defeat by United without a shot on goal put the final nail in his coffin, and the fans chanted against him, “You don’t know what to do.”
Tottenham, who reached the Champions League final in 2019, also faltered in the new European Conference League competition and are third in their group behind Rennes and Vitesse Arnhem with one win in three matches before facing Vitesse on Thursday.
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