Report reveals subtle changes Nuno Espirito Santo has made at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly been making changes at the club that can be compared to former manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Nuno was drafted into North London this summer to pick up the pieces left behind by fellow Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, in what was a disappointing tenure in N17.

Spurs extended their trophy drought to 13 years last season, while performances in the league saw the Lilywhites stumble over the line to a seventh-place finish to qualify for the Europa Conference League play-offs.

The campaign caused friction between the club’s supporters and the players, manager and hierarchy.

Sources close to Nuno, though, claim the former Wolves manager is rebuilding the family aspect around the club, which brings comparisons to the atmosphere created by Pochettino at Hotspur Way.

It is claimed that Nuno has brought in the notion of the first team and staff members eating together to repair the social tension within the club.

He has also reintroduced a mandatory fist bump when everyone greets each other at the training centre, which was also adopted by Pochettino when he arrived from Southampton.

These small, but subtle changes are hoped to restore a family-type atmosphere to build a tight-knit group and a strong mentality which the side has been missing.

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Nuno has a tough job on his hands to bring the squad back together after a difficult couple of years.

Pochettino’s changes to the atmosphere at Hotspur Way in 2014 quickly saw a translation onto the pitch, which brought about the club’s most fruitful patch of performances in what was a long time.

There has been a very, very early sign of Nuno’s changes working, though, after a unified performance in the 1-0 win over Manchester City.

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