Tottenham names former Wolves boss Nuno as new manager

Nuno Espirito Santo has been named Tottenham's new manager; he joins the club as a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Nuno Espirito Santo left Wolves at the end of last season. - AP

Tottenham Hotspur has named Nuno Espirito Santo as its new manager after the Portuguese left Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Nuno left the Wolves after four seasons where they achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2018 after a six-year absence and retained their status as a top-flight side over three seasons.

He previously also managed Valencia and Porto.

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“When you have a squad with quality and talent, we want to make the fans proud and enjoy," he said in a statement on the club website.

“It’s an enormous pleasure and honour (to be here), there’s joy and I’m happy and looking forward to starting work. We don’t have any days to lose and we must start working immediately as pre-season starts in a few days.”

The 47-year-old joins Tottenham as a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the north London club in April, with Ryan Mason taking interim charge until the end of the last campaign.

Nuno's appointment comes after Tottenham hired Fabio Paratici as their new director of football earlier this month. The 48-year-old was previously the chief football officer at Juventus for 11 years.

Tottenham, which finished seventh last season, begins its new league campaign at home to champion Manchester City on August 15.

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