Video: ‘Jose Mourinho-lite’ – Liverpool legend offers honest view on Nuno

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Jamie Carragher
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Jamie Carragher has claimed that it does not feel as if Nuno Espirito Santo is the perfect fit for Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Liverpool defender described Nuno as a good manager having proved so at Wolves and hopes that the Portuguese will now be himself and adopt the system and tactics that he is most comfortable with.

Tottenham slumped to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday which was their third successive Premier League defeat.

Having taken up the head coach role in North London in the footsteps of Jose Mourinho, Carragher described the appointment of Nuno as ‘Jose Mourinho-lite’ while emphasising it was not a criticism of the 47-year-old but instead given the fact that Mourinho has won almost everything in the game.

Carragher believes that while it is very early in the season, his advice to Nuno and the coaching staff is to stay true to themselves, whether that entails utilising a back five or being more defensive, they should do what works well for them rather than the current mess the club finds themselves in on the pitch.

SpursWeb Opinion

Carragher is absolutely spot on with his take on Nuno’s current situation at Tottenham; he has nothing to lose and may as well attempt to do it his way, rather than appease the masses and still finds himself being given his marching orders by Daniel Levy.

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