English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur reportedly paid £14million to sack the Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo early perform his contract expired.
The former Wolves manager lasted just four months in the job at Spurs, taking charge of only ten Premier League games before being axed by the north London club.
Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy and Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici made the decision after a humiliating 3-0 home loss to Manchester United on Saturday, a match that was dogged by a toxic in-stadium attitude and a near-revolt by Spurs fans in attendance, reports claim.
“The Club can today announce that Nuno Espírito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.
Fabio Paratici, Managing Director, Football, said: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.
“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”
A further coaching update will follow in due course.” The club said in a statement on Monday, November 1.
Clearly, most Spurs fans will be glad that Daniel Levy took the decision he did, but it might also make for painful reading to see the Sun explain that this means they paid £1.4m per Premier League game for Nuno.
That really is a shocking waste of money after witnessing so many poor performances from this Tottenham team, who have five wins and five defeats so far, while only rock-bottom Norwich City have scored fewer goals so far.