David Seaman has shared what he heard regarding Nuno Espirito Santo’s payment package after being dismissed as Tottenham manager.
The Portuguese coach was sacked by Tottenham on Monday after the club’s torrid 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United on Saturday.
The club has since hired former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as Nuno’s replacement, signing an initial 18-month contract with the N17 side.
Nuno’s time in North London lasted just four months in which he presided over 17 games, leaving the club eighth in the Premier League.
He initially signed a two-year contract on his arrival at Spurs in the summer, and will have received a healthy pay-off as a result of his quick dismissal. According to The Sun, Tottenham are set to pay Nuno a mega £14m severance package.
However, former Arsenal and England goalkeeper Seaman is led to believe that Nuno’s severance package is not too costly for Spurs and much less than it could have been, due to the club’s current position out of the top six.
The ex-Gunners man discussed the issue on the latest edition of the Seaman Says podcast with co-host Lynsey Hooper.
Co-host Hooper said: “With the pay-off for the two-year contract, I reckon he earned more at Spurs than he did for four years at Wolves. I reckon I might not be far off.”
Seaman responded: “I also heard a little rumour that because Tottenham have dropped out of the top six there was less to pay as well. I can’t say where my source is from, but I heard that and I was like, ‘Oof’.”
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Nuno will have received a healthy amount for his quick exit from Spurs, but Daniel Levy will have likely implemented something in his contract to keep costs at a minimum. It is all done now, and the club’s league position likely wouldn’t have done many favours for Nuno in terms of his pay-off.
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