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Report: Spurs really liked the look of 'Poch-like' 46-year-old, Paratici changed Levy's mind

Spurs finally have a new permanent manager, more than two months after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

Tottenham announced Nuno Espirito Santo as their new boss on Thursday, the 47-year-old penning a two-year deal.

It wasn’t smooth sailing for Spurs, who apparently came close to landing several other candidates prior to Nuno.

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Brighton boss Graham Potter was apparently high on Tottenham’s shortlist for much of the process.

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According to The Athletic, he was the strongest of the initial candidates as the club looked to make a decision.

Tottenham liked Potter and his style of play, but at the same time had doubts about the timing of the move and also about his release clause.

Meanwhile, Fabio Paratici was eager to look at Nuno once again.

Though Daniel Levy was not initially sold, the Italian made a strong case and changed his mind, claimed The Athletic.

By the end of last week, Nuno had edged past Potter and was the new favourite for the job, they added.

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