According to Jamie Carragher, Nuno Espirito Santo was doomed from the start at Tottenham, citing the manager’s mentality and tactics as a bad fit.
The Portuguese’s final contribution was the north Londoners’ lifeless, threat-free defeat to Manchester United, which left the club in an even worse state than it was in the summer.
Santo’s conservative approach to tactics and interviews failed to win over fans, players, and others, while a want-away world-class striker and a hodgepodge squad saw the odds stacked against him.
‘I can never justify coming on here and talking about a manager losing his job after 10 games. It doesn’t feel right but I don’t think Nuno at Spurs felt right.
‘I also think Nuno, with how he comes across: he’s very reserved and doesn’t give much away. I think the media plays a big part with fans analysing everything the manager says now.
‘You get absolutely nothing from Nuno and I don’t think that’s going to work at a club like Spurs. But the performance aligned with the results is why he’s lost his job.
Source: Daily Mail