Nuno Espirito Santo’s summer appointment at Spurs was not entirely expected or welcomed by many Spurs fans and now after only 6 Premier League games, the former Wolves manager is 4/1 joint favourite with Bet Victor to be the next Prem League manager to leave their post.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy conducted a protracted search during the summer to be the full-time replacement for Jose Mourinho but on a couple of occasions was unable to get the manager he wanted. Mauricio Pochettino was initially approached about an unlikely comeback as well as Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Genaro Gattuso before talks with Santo began.
Admittedly the major problem with Spurs during the Summer and throughout August was the huge uncertainty caused by Harry Kane’s protracted transfer discussions with Man City which unsettled everyone at the club. It was a surprise to many that Kane eventually decided to stay at White Hart Lane and three opening 1-0 wins including against Manchester City masked over some of the internal problems.
However, three consecutive heavy defeats have piled the pressure on Santos and the abject first-half performance against arch rival’s Arsenal is unforgivable to many hardened Tottenham supporters. However, the Premier League statistics are even more concerning as Spurs rank bottom for shots and chances created so far this season and their players have covered less distance than any other side.
Spurs face NS Mura in the Europa Conference League this Thursday and then entertain an in form Aston Villa side in the League this weekend with the pressure very much mounting on Santo to show that he can save his job and his team from further embarrassment.
Many bookmakers offer odds throughout the season on which Premier League Manager will be next to leave his post and the latest showing bookmakers with the highest odds at the time of publishing are as follows:
|Nuno Espirito||Tottenham Hotspur||4/1|
|Patrick Viera||Crystal Palace||14/1|