Spurs appoint Espírito Santo as new manager 

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The time is finally here, and 72 days after sacking Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur have finally found their new manager ahead of the 2021 / 22 season.

Official 

Just a few days before pre season gets underway, Spurs have officially named Nuno Espírito Santo as their new manager.

The team made it official through their social media accounts, and this is the first big Club news following the appointment of the new managing director, Fabio Paratici.

The Portuguese manager, who last coached Wolverhampton Wonderers, led Wolves to the Premier League promotion in his first season in charge of the squad. He also led Wolves to European competitions for the first time in 39 years and secured back-to-back top 10 finishes in his two Premier League seasons at the Molineaux.

Statement

“Having a squad like Tottenham’s, you can only have one DNA, you can only think one way. We have to enjoy the game, we have to play the game," Nuno said through the team’s official statement. "This is our DNA, to make our fans proud of us. 

There is no question about it that that will happen. We’re going to make them proud and they’re going to enjoy the team, for sure."

Espirito Santo will be on a contract until 2023.

“First of all, I’d like to welcome Nuno to the Club. We should like to thank our supporters for all their patience throughout this process," Chairman Daniel Levy said. “I’ve spoken already about the need to revert back to our core DNA of playing attacking, entertaining football and Fabio (Paratici) and I believe Nuno is the man who can take our talented group of players, embrace our young players coming through and build something special.”

Earlier in his coaching career, Nuno was in charge of Portuguese sides Rio Ave and Porto, as well as La Liga’s Valencia.

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