Tottenham Hotspur legend Darren Anderton believes Nuno Espirito Santo can be a success at the club but needs to be given time in order to do so.
The former Wolves boss is already under fire at the club despite only joining in the summer, after seeing his side lose 3-1 to Arsenal in the North London Derby on Sunday.
Spurs’ performance was a tepid one and not the bounce-back that many had pushed for, after suffering consecutive 3-0 defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea in the weeks before.
There seems to be some unrest unfolding in N17 with a number of Spurs fans growing frustrated and impatient just six games into the new campaign.
But former Tottenham midfielder Anderton, who recorded 358 appearances for the club, has claimed he is ‘excited’ to see Nuno in the dugout, despite the rough patch of form.
He told MyBettingSites: “I’m excited to see what Nuno Espirito Santo can do at Tottenham, if he’s given time.
“The reality is we are so lucky to have had Mauricio Pochettino and I didn’t agree with getting rid of him.
“Under [Jose] Mourinho it was a disappointing time, going from watching excellent football to being a Mourinho team.”
Spurs are currently looking to make a return to the Champions League, having failed to qualify for the competition for the last two seasons. Anderton believes Nuno, if given time, can be the manager to lift Spurs back up the table.
He said: “Nuno was such an important appointment and Spurs got a lot of stick for how long it took, but they got the right man.
“People say that he wasn’t first choice, but I believe that he is a top manager.
“Spurs definitely have a chance of finishing in the top four this season, but you have to look at the teams above them and acknowledge the difference in quality.
“As a player, you want to win trophies. Spurs fans do as well, but the Champions League is what it’s all about and you’ve got to get in that top four.”
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Spurs fans are already growing to be restless just a handful of games into the new campaign, with the team struggling to generate anything positive.
The club spent so long looking for a new manager in the summer, and it looks like it is, unfortunately, starting to unravel slightly.
Nuno has admitted to making mistakes during his short tenure in N17 and hopefully, he can get the team back on track.
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