Doherty's 2018 comments on how Nuno Santo works behind the scenes will encourage Tottenham fans
Tottenham finally appointed a new manager in the form of Nuno Espirito Santo on Wednesday. It took Daniel Levy and new sporting director Fabio Paratici 72 days to replace Jose Mourinho. Nuno has divided Tottenham fans, but comments from Matt Doherty in 2018 could change that.
Nuno has signed a two-year deal at Tottenham, just days before pre-season starts on Monday. Paratici and Levy are of the belief that the ex-Wolves, Valencia and Porto gaffer will bring the attacking style of play back to Spurs. The kind of style that was lost under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
But of course, the fact it has taken Spurs so long to appoint Nuno – and the fact he was not an initial top target, has seen the appointment engineer criticism. But Doherty’s comments about how Nuno works behind the scenes from 2018 will surely encourage Tottenham supporters.
“He’s definitely the best coach that I’ve worked with, 100 per cent,” Doherty said in 2018, as quoted by The Irish Post. “He’s out on the training pitch every day. Some managers might just be on the sidelines and let the coaches take the training sessions. But he takes every session.
“With managers that we’ve had here before, the players that didn’t play would train and the manager wouldn’t even go out to watch that session, but he’s there taking it. And that just helps the boys. Stuff like that helps a lot. His man-management skills are excellent. He’s just a top, top manager.”
Nuno deserves respect after Tottenham appointment
Some fans are disgruntled by the appointment of Nuno. But the fact of the matter is, that he took Wolves from the middle of the Championship to the middle of the Premier League in four seasons. Many people point to his relationship with Jorge Mendes, but that is not a negative by any stretch.,
It is an added tool to his bow. There is also signing big players but you still have to get the best out of him. You have to nurture the likes of Ruben Neves. Just because he comes from an English side, does not mean he’s anything less than any European managers linked with Spurs.
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