Nuno Santo: Journalist Michael Bridge makes bold claim over Tottenham manager's future

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Nuno Espirito Santo

An “embarrassing” loss of form could leave Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy with no choice but to sack Nuno Espirito Santo, according to Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge.

What’s the latest news involving Nuno?

Spurs are on a downward trajectory after suffering three consecutive defeats having won their first trio of Premier League fixtures this term.

Their latest loss came at the hands of arch-rivals Arsenal, with the Gunners moving into a three-goal lead within the first 34 minutes before Heung-Min Son grabbed a consolation at the Emirates Stadium.

Nuno, who was only appointed as Spurs’ head coach in June, blasted his players and accused them of not following the game plan after the defeat.

The loss of form has resulted in the Portuguese being installed as the third favourite among Premier League managers to be sacked.

The 47-year-old may have received the backing of Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles, but the Sun has claimed Nuno is fighting for his job less than 100 days after his appointment.

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What has Michael Bridge said about the situation?

Bridge believes Nuno could be in the firing line if Spurs suffer another defeat when Aston Villa visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend.

While one of his Sky Sports colleagues has laughed off claims that Nuno could be axed, Bridge reckons it may be a decision Levy is forced into if Spurs want to turn their season around.

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He told GIVEMESPORT: “I was talking to my colleague Dharmesh Sheth and I just said I think he’ll go if they lose to Villa and he went ‘you’re mad’. I’m not because it’s not just the defeats, they’re really bad defeats and they’re embarrassing.

“The stats, possession and everything – they’re bottom of everything. How can you be bottom of everything? They’re below Norwich in expected shots. It’s terrible.

“I just think maybe, knowing Levy like we do, he might have thought it’s a two-year deal, it’ll cost a couple of million but it hasn’t worked, I’ve got an idea.”

Is Nuno capable of turning things around at Spurs?

Although there have been claims that it only papered over the cracks, Nuno led Spurs to the top of the table last month and got his hands on the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award after starting the campaign with three wins on the bounce.

He also boasts a fine record from his time at Wolves, with him leading the Molineux-based outfit to 96 wins from 199 matches before departing my mutual agreement at the end of last season.

However, there is no getting away from the fact he was not Spurs’ first choice to move into the hotseat, with the likes of Antonio Conte targeted beforehand.

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