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Report: What Nuno is doing differently to Mourinho on a Tottenham matchday

The Athletic claim that new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo appears to be much more hands on when it comes to game day, compared to Jose Mourinho. Nuno saw Spurs draw 1-1 with Leyton Orient on Saturday. A report from The Athletic shares what was different on a matchday.

Spurs took the lead as a gorgeous one-touch assist from Lucas Moura played in Dane Scarlett, who finished well. The teen scored the first goal of Nuno’s reign, albeit in a non-competitive match. Ruel Sotiriou got an equaliser after the ex-Wolves gaffer made numerous changes after the hour mark.

But it was before the match in which The Athletic noticed a distinct difference between Nuno and Mourinho. It is said that Nuno was out on the pitch during warm-ups and pre-match drills, something Mourinho would never be seen doing. It is clear that Nuno is much more hands on.

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Why Nuno approach could benefit Tottenham – more so than Mourinho

Saturday was an example of the riches of young talent Spurs have coming through. Scarlett scored, Nile John was excellent. Troy Parrott, Harvey White, Alfie Devine, Jamie Bowden and plenty more are rated highly. Mourinho gave some of these players a chance in cup competitions.

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But they need constant coaching behind the scenes. They will benefit from a hands-on approach and constant critique from a proven Premier League manager in Nuno. A hard-working manager, in Nuno. The Portuguese man gives Tottenham’s youngsters the best chance to maximise their potential.

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