Duncan Castles claims he has heard Espirito Santo is unsure if he will get Spurs job

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Football journalist Duncan Castles revealed that Nuno Espirito Santo was offered to Tottenham at the start of the process but the club did not think he was the right man for the job at the time.

The Guardian have reported that the Spurs have now stepped up talks Portuguese coach in a move driven by their managing director of football, Fabio Paratici.

Castles claimed on The Transfer Window Podcast (42:00) that the information he has received is that while the 47-year-old is on Tottenham’s list, he does not know whether he will actually get the job with Castles suggesting that it could appear that there could be problems in getting the deal signed off by chairman Daniel Levy.

Every time they try to hire someone and it falls through, the pressure increases on Levy as the man who is responsible for attempting to get the North Londoners back on course to try to force their way back into the Champions League.

The journalist suggested that it will be interesting to see whether Paratici can convince Levy that Espirito Santo is the right man for the job.

SpursWeb Opinion

Espirito Santo does not fit the style of play which Levy alluded to in his message to supporters about the club DNA.

While he does have a tendency to play younger talent, his overall style is completely alien to the high press, attacking style that fans expect in North London.

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