Report reveals what Spurs chiefs said privately about Nuno last month

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The Sun have claimed that Tottenham chiefs originally ruled out a move for Nuno Espirito Santo last month.

Nuno now appears to be the front-runner for the Spurs job but there are still rumours doing the rounds about the North London club potentially moving for Steven Gerrard or Graham Potter.

Given the manner in which Tottenham have handled their managerial search, bouncing from talks with one candidate to the next, one certainly could not rule out a surprise.

If Nuno does get the job, the appointment would seemingly be at odds with Daniel Levy’s promise of ‘attacking, free-flowing football’.

The Sun have now revealed that Levy and co had no intention of appointing Nuno as recently as a month ago.

It is revealed that the Tottenham chiefs emphatically ruled the Portuguese coach out of the running for the job in private last month.

They were said to be concerned about the 47-year-old’s pragmatic style of play and his reluctance to blood young talent.

The report also raises the potential possibility of Nuno now turning down Spurs’ approach.

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If it is true that the Spurs hierarchy were not keen on Nuno last month, then it seems likely that Fabio Paratici has got them to change their stance on the former Wolves boss. So, if Spurs do indeed appoint Nuno, that would be a sign that Levy is indeed prepared to take a step back from footballing decisions and trust Paratici’s judgement.

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