Report: Espirito Santo still ‘ironing out’ some issues during Spurs talks

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on terms with Nuno Espirito Santo to become the club’s new head coach, according to Football Insider.

The Portuguese has been out of work since leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last season after a four-year stint in charge having restored their Premier League status and leading them to a Europa League quarter-final in 2020.

The report claims that Tottenham could announce the 47-year-old as the man who will replace Jose Mourinho as early as this weekend with the former goalkeeper keen to take up the role.

While talks have gone well between both parties, negotiations are still things that need to be ironed out, including an agreeance on the size and makeup of his backroom team.

Fabrizio Romano claimed last month that during talks with Antonio Conte, Spurs would only allow him to bring in four members of his coaching staff.

Nuno’s expectations of bringing a sizeable amount of staff were reported to have been one of the issues in why a deal with Everton fell through.

SpursWeb Opinion

After being linked with Pochettino and Conte, it is something of an anti-climax to see Santo closing in on the vacancy.  While he is someone who works with younger players, his style of football is nowhere close to what Daniel Levy promised fans that we would return to.

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