Will Doherty shine again under Nuno?
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Following the appointment of Nuno Espírito Santo as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager, the Portuguese will reunite with Matt Doherty, who he coached in his time at Wolverhampton Wonderers

Nuno was crucial in Doherty's development as a right-back in the best league in the world.

Under the Portuguese manager, the Irish International recorded 75 appearances along with eight goals and 11 assists. 

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Relationship

In 2019, which happened to be Doherty's best season at Wolves, Espírito Santo revealed he was really happy with his performances and his quality as a whole. 

"Doherty is fantastic. He has a big heart. He goes up and down, he doesn't rest. He has a tough job and he keeps on running. We are very very happy with him."

The 29 year-old registered more than 300 appearances for Wolves in all competitions, and in December 2019, The Guardian writer Paul Doyle declared Doherty Wolves' best player of the decade.

Back in the summer 2020, Spurs signed Doherty on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

According to Transfermarkt, Doherty is worth 16,00 mill. €.

While at Wolves, Nuno led the team to European competitions for the first time in 39 years and secured back-to-back top 10 finishes.

He also led Wolves to the Premier League promotion in his first season in charge of the squad. 

Back to his best?

This past season at North London, Doherty was never able to find the best version of himself, competing in 29 games across all competitions, being an important figure in Tottenham's Europa League campaign.

He competed directly against Serge Aurier for the right-back position, but recorded just four assists all season long.  

The French defender, who joined Spurs from PSG in 2017, played 27 fixtures last season across all competitions, recording two goals and three assists.

Japhet Tanganga will also be another option for Espírito Santo, although he's still too young to be considered a starter in the Premier League. 

Tottenham fans only have one hope, and that's wishing that Nuno can get the best out of him, yet again.

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