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Report: Tottenham chiefs have privately said there's no chance they'll appoint 47-year-old manager

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Tottenham Hotspur chiefs apparently said that they would not be appointing Nuno as their manager just last month, as per a report in The Sun.

Nuno has now emerged as a candidate to takeover at Tottenham, but that has required a major u-turn from those inside the North London club.

Nuno was apparently ‘emphatically’ ruled out by some Tottenham chiefs behind closed doors just weeks ago, due to his style of play.

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Not fitting the description

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The Portuguese boss certainly does not fit the bill of a manager who would promote Tottenham’s attacking ideals, which is what Daniel Levy promised supporters in a public statement.

Nuno has built his success on solid defensive principles, and his sides are generally a threat on the counter attack.

However, they are not exactly swashbuckling and he hasn’t earned too many plaudits for playing entertaining football.

Nuno does appear to be a more appealing option than some of the candidates linked with the Tottenham job.

But he is far from the ideal fit, and his appointment would hardly scream ambition.

The claims that Tottenham’s board apparently do have some concerns should raise alarm bells.

And it seems that if Nuno is to land the job he will have to convince doubters within the club as well in the stands, in what would be a controversial appointment from Levy.

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