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Report: Nuno Espirito Santo not in the running for Tottenham manager's job

After announcing that Nuno Espirito Santo will step down as Wolves head coach, one Premier League team has been ruled out as a potential destination for the Portuguese manager.

According to The Athletic, the former Porto man, described as bringing ‘psychological value‘, is not in contention to be the new Tottenham Hotspur manager.

The announcement regarding the Wolves boss may come as a surprise to most, however, the Midlanders have endured a poor campaign in the top-flight

After consecutive finishes in the top-eight of the division, the Molineux Stadium outfit sits in 12th place going into the last game of the season after a poor term. 12 wins and 16 losses highlight the club’s struggles in the first full season without fans in the stadiums.

Ryan Mason was handed the managerial role on an interim basis after Jose Mourinho was sacked following a string of performances.

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Spurs’ form under the 29-year-old has been fairly inconsistent since his appointment, winning three and losing three of their last six games across all competitions including the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

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One thing that has become abundantly clear about Wolves struggles this season is the side’s inability to switch from a back-five to a back-four.

Santo’s change in tactics has been one of the many reasons behind their slide down the league table, showing off how one-dimensional he is as a manager.

The lack of solidity at the back has caused the team to ship far more goals this season than in any of the previous two Premier League campaigns. In their first two campaigns back in the top division, the outfit conceded the fourth and fifth-most goals in the top-flight, 46 and 40 respectively. However, that number has jumped up to 50 with one more fixture left in the calendar.

Santo has always been known for his stout defensive tactics, it’s what he built his Wolves side on. And with the Lilywhites seeking a manager, who can introduce some thrust in the final third, the 48-year-old doesn’t seem to be the man for the job.

There are reasons for those associated with Spurs to be over the moon that the soon-to-be free agent isn’t in the running to become their new boss. Whilst he has proven fairly consistent in the league, he doesn’t meet the criteria set out by CEO Daniel Levy.

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