Alasdair Gold has given his opinion on whether he thinks Daniel Levy could hit the early eject button on Nuno Espirito Santo after three back-to-back defeats.
The Football London journalist claimed it was still ‘incredibly early’ in Nuno’s time at Spurs, pointing towards Mauricio Pochettino’s own struggles in his first few months.
However, Gold added that improvement must be shown quickly, highlighting the next Premier League home match in front of the Spurs fans against Villa as a crucial game.
He was keen to point out that it would have to be a ‘disastrous display that showed no signs of improvement or promise’ for Levy to sack Nuno after just seven Premier League games in charge.
Gold also highlighted how such a decision could undermine Fabio Paratici, as it was the managing director of football who chose Nuno in the first place.
He said: “It’s been just three defeats so far. It’s incredibly early, but Spurs will need to show improvement quickly, in the results and the way they’re performing.
“The Mura game isn’t particularly crucial but the Villa match is a huge one in front of the home crowd. They need to perform and they need to put on a display worthy of the money the fans will have dished out.
“For me, I hope Nuno has reached that point Pochettino got to a couple of months into his reign when he just decided to pick teams that helped him and were best for the club, rather than trying to keep everyone happy in his new environment.”
He added: “I think it would have to be an absolutely disastrous display that showed no signs of improvement or promise.
“For Levy to remove Tottenham’s fourth manager (including Mason) in less than two years would say everything about the club and the decisions that have been made.
“Levy made the decision to change direction and structure with the appointment of Paratici in the summer. Now he has to back his man just three months in and Nuno was the Italian’s choice.
“If he doesn’t then he’s immediately undermining Paratici and also throwing the spotlight on his own decision-making.
“It’s a ludicrous situation and the plight of the club and the consequences since those transfer windows with no spending for/in the 2018/19 season has been stark and all too clear.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I completely agree with Alasdair. It almost feels as though, not that we have gone for Nuno, sacking him this early could do more harm than good unless it looks as if there are no signs of improvement. I would be fair and give him until Christmas.
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