The chaotic search for a Tottenham manager ended with the hiring of Nuno Espirito Santo on Wednesday as successor to Jose Mourinho.
Nuno quickly returned to work in the Premier League after leaving Wolverhampton at the end of last season, signing a two-year contract at Tottenham.
“When you have a team with quality and talent, we want to make the fans proud and happy,” said Nuno. “It’s a great pleasure and honor (to be here), there is joy and I am happy and looking forward. to get started. “
Tottenham finished seventh in May, so his European participation next season will be in the less lucrative and new third league of the European Conference.
“We don’t have any days to lose,” Nuno said, “and we need to start working immediately, as the pre-season starts in a few days.”
After dismissing Mourinho in April, Ryan Mason was placed temporarily at the helm of the London club until the end of the season. Tottenham then tried to bring back Mauricio Pochettino before turning his attention to Antonio Conte.
Talks were quickly postponed after it became clear that Conte did not fit the profile and former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca, who is replacing Mourinho in the Italian capital, had to get the job. But the chase of Fonseca ended and Tottenham turned their attention to the attempt to hire the former coach of Milan and Napoli Gennaro Gattuso before the reaction of the fans.
Then the new managing director of Tottenham football Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy tried to attract Nuno.
“We would like to thank our supporters for all their patience throughout the process,” Levy said. “I have already talked about the need to return to our main DNA game of attacking, entertaining football and Fabio, and I believe that Nuno is the man who can take our talented group of players, embrace our young players and build something special. “
Nuno has been available since May, after the end of his four-year stay in Valtsi. The 47-year-old Portuguese took office in 2017 and immediately secured a promotion to the Premier League before securing two seventh places. The Wolves also made the Europa League quarter-finals in 2020, but the loss of Diogo Iota and a serious injury to Raul Jimenez saw the club collapse to 13th place last season.