Tottenham News: Sky Sports journalist delivers verdict on Nuno Santo's Spurs future


Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons that Nuno Espirito Santo could be sacked if Tottenham lose to Aston Villa on Sunday.

How has Santo done at Tottenham?

Football can change extremely quickly and there hasn't been many bigger examples of that in recent years than Spurs' change of fortunes in September.

Heading into the month, Tottenham sat top of the Premier League, were yet to concede and were the only side in the league with a 100 percent record.

However, less than two weeks later, they've now conceded nine goals, lost three games on the bounce, and now sit below Arsenal, who were previously rock-bottom when they topped the table.



Sunday's north London derby defeat was only the second time in nine years they've lost three league games in a row, although Bridge was more concerned about the manner of the defeats to Crystal Palace, Chelsea, and Arsenal rather than the results themselves.

What did Bridge say?

Asked whether Santo could lose his job if they're beaten by Villa this weekend, he told GIVEMESPORT: "It wouldn't surprise me. Whether that's harsh or not is up to the individual fan. It's not about the defeats, it's about the manner of them.

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"Ok, Spurs won the first three but I was never convinced. Credit where it was due, they played well against City. Wolves, fair enough, Watford, we were devoid of any creativity.

"The last three defeats have been so bad and that's my worry for him. If they go a goal down or two on Sunday, the crowd are going to turn."

Does Santo deserve to be sacked?

As Bridge stated, the manner of the defeats are more worrying than the actual results. All teams lose games but conceding goals for fun and then offering next to nothing going forward is a recipe for disaster.

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Santo deserves time to turn things around but needs to show signs of improvement quickly, or he's going to give Daniel Levy little choice but to pull the trigger.

But if Tottenham are beaten by Villa, it would give Santo an unwanted record of being the first Spurs boss to lose four Premier League games on the bounce since November 2004, when Martin Jol briefly replaced Jacques Santini following his short stay.

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