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Daily Star journalist Paul Brown feels that Nuno Espirito Santo has “a lot to prove” at Tottenham.

The Spurs boss has only been at the club for just over three months but is already coming under increased scrutiny after an underwhelming start to his time in charge.

What’s the latest news on Nuno at Spurs?

Having won all three of their Premier League fixtures in August, Tottenham had a dire September, losing three games on the spin against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.


Their defeat to Arsenal was particularly humbling, with the team putting in a woeful first half display on their way to a 3-1 loss, and it led to reports that Nuno’s job is already at risk. Indeed, it was recently revealed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be able to sack Nuno without paying compensation next summer if the team fail to finish in the top six this season.

Spurs did bounce back last weekend by beating Aston Villa 2-1 at home, but Brown does not appear to be completely convinced by Nuno yet.

What has Brown said about Nuno?

Brown has acknowledged that the Portuguese coach did a fine job on the whole at his previous club Wolves, but has claimed that the 47-year-old did not get the side back on track when they were struggling for form last season.

He now believes that Nuno faces a testing period in the coming months as he tries to lead Tottenham out of their recent crisis.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT about his concerns regarding Nuno, Brown said: “There’s a lot of question marks, because Nuno did a great job at Wolves for a while. But when things started going wrong there, it went wrong very quickly and very, very badly. And he didn’t hang around long enough for him to fix it.

“So, is he as good a manager as we think? He’s got a lot to prove, I think, over the next few months.”

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Can Nuno turn things around at Tottenham?

Nuno deserves full credit for the work that he did at Molineux in his first three years at the club. Getting the side promoted in his first season, and then guiding them to back-to-back seventh-placed finishes is a remarkable achievement.

However, Brown does have a point when he says that things did take a turn for the worse in 2020/21. Wolves drifted down the table as the season progressed, and ended up losing seven of their last 11 matches to finish in 13th place. 

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It would have been interesting to see if Nuno could have done a better job at Wolves this year, but instead he left the club and is now at the helm at Tottenham.

A matter of weeks into his tenure, he is already under pressure, and now we could see exactly how good he is.

Over the next month, Spurs will take on West Ham, Manchester United and Everton, all clubs who will likely be battling for European places come the end of the season. Tottenham will need to stand up and be counted in these games, or Nuno’s days in the dugout could be numbered.

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