‘Too defensive’ – Murphy believes manager is not right man for Spurs job

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Danny Murphy has claimed that Nuno Espirito Santo would not be a good fit for Tottenham as the Wolves boss is too pragmatic and defensive. 

A whole host of names including the likes of Brendan RodgersScott Parker, Graham Potter, Ralf Rangnick and Roberto Martinez have all been linked with the Tottenham vacancy over the last few weeks. 

However, it was Espirito Santo who was one of the first names mooted as a potential replacement for Mourinho, with previous reports claiming that the 47-year-old is admired by the Tottenham hierarchy.

Speculation linking the former Valencia boss with the Spurs job has died down over the past few weeks, with some sources suggesting that the Portuguese coach has shown no indication that he is prepared to leave Molineux Stadium. 

Even if the Wolves boss has his head turned by Spurs, Murphy believes that there are other candidates who would be a much better fit for the North London club.

When asked about Nuno’s suitability for the job, the former Tottenham midfielder said talkSPORT (10 May, 12.40pm): “Too pragmatic, too defensive.

“That’s the only way he got success, making (his teams) hard to beat.  

“(I would prefer) Martinez, Potter, Southgate.”

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