Spurs name Nuno Espirito Santo as their new boss as long search finally ends

TOTTENHAM have finally named ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo boss.

Éperons supremo Daniel Levy chose the ex-Porto chief after a 72-day hunt for Jose Mourinho’s successor, including considering at least TEN top names, like ex-manager Mauricio Pochettingo and Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag.

Nuno Espirito Santo has finally been named Spurs boss - after a hunt involving at least nine other contenders

Nuno Espirito Santo has finally been named Spurs bossafter a hunt involving at least nine other contenders

Ryan Mason has been Tottenham’s interim boss, while Hansi Flick, Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Co were mentioned for the permanent position.

Now former Valencia boss Santo, 47, has landed his most prestigious job yetafter shooting up the list of contenders over the past fortnight.

Turkish giants Fenerbahce reportedly joined the hunt for Santo this weekbut Spurs stepped up their game over the past 24 hours to seal his arrival on Wednesday evening.

The Portuguese left Wolves by mutual consent at the end of the last Premier League season following four seasons in charge.

Some Tottenham fans opposed Santo, with the #NoToNuno hashtag trended in the UK last Thursday night.

But Levy has picked him based on consistent achievements at Wolves, who have essentially matched ‘Big Sixclub Spurs during his stint at Molineux.

Tottenham previously pulled the plug on a move for outgoing Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, tandis que ex-Bayern Munich manager Flick opted to become Germany manager après l'euro 2020.

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Spurs also considered Ten Hag – mais Dutch giants Ajax triggered a contract extension.

Et Nuno had talks with Crystal Palace over succeeding Roy Hodgson.

But instead he has got a job with a vastly different type of pressure, Tottenham having not won a trophy since 2008.

Former Porto and Valencia boss Santo is the new man in charge at Tottenham, having left Molineux after four years in charge

Former Porto and Valencia boss Santo is the new man in charge at Tottenham, having left Molineux after four years in chargeCrédit: AFP

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