Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur plan to have Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed as their new head coach this week, ahead of pre-season training commencing on Monday.
Spurs’ new director of football, Fabio Paratici has admired Nuno for some time and considered him as a candidate to replace Andrea Pirlo at the end of last season, along with another Spurs-linked manager in Gennaro Gattuso (Football.London).
It is reported that Paratici went to the lengths of showing chairman Daniel Levy previous footage of when Nuno was in charge at Valencia to demonstrate his playing style and tactical set-up which typically consisted of a 4-4-2 and 4-3-3, rather than the focus of wing-backs and a back three that he operated during his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It has been made clear that the 47-year-old will deliver attacking football for the North London faithful whilst also having a solid defensive core in an attempt to meet the criteria which Levy outlined to supporters.
Nuno is also said to be flexible when it comes to the selection of his backroom staff, with his appointment expected to be confirmed ahead of the weekend.
Nuno will have to win over a large amount of the Spurs fan base given what they witnessed from him at Wolves. Whether the style he operated at Valencia will be enough to appease the paying public will remain to be seen.
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