Nuno's Spurs future in doubt

Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo being interviewed after the final whistle of the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday October 30, 2021.

Nuno Espirito Santo's future as Tottenham manager is in doubt after just 17 games following Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United.

Chairman Daniel Levy and managing director of football Fabio Paratici have held talks about Nuno's future.

The former Wolves boss, 47, was appointed on a two-year deal in June.

But despite a promising start to the season, Spurs have now lost five of their last seven Premier League matches.

They are eighth in the Premier League, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea, and failed to register a shot on target during Saturday's loss.

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 30, 2021 in London, England.

If Levy decides to act, Paulo Fonseca could come back into the frame to replace fellow Portuguese Nuno.

The former Roma boss, 48, was on the brink of being appointed in the summer until he was ditched in favour of Gennaro Gattuso, only for the ex-Italy midfielder to prove unsuitable due to some questionable comments that appeared on social media.

Newcastle United's new owners have already held talks with Fonseca as they continue their search for Steve Bruce's replacement.

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