Nuno’s job still safe if they lose to Man Utd despite wretched Spurs run

Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s job is reportedly not at risk even if his side lose to Manchester United on Saturday.

Nuno and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have both faced calls to be sacked this season following poor performances, with the weekend fixture being given the moniker “El Sackio” by cruel fans.

Spurs got off to an impressive start by winning their first three matches but have gone on to lose four out of six since, putting them sixth in the Premier League.

But despite Spurs’ underwhelming form, the Evening Standard reports even a bad defeat to Man United will not see the Portuguese manager dismissed.

The publication also claims that chairman Daniel Levy is aware that the 47-year-old needs more time to implement his own ideas on a side which is going through a transitional phase.

This comes despite fans being frustrated at what they deem a negative brand of football that has only produced nine league goals, ranking among the mid-table sides in the league.

Nuno also has the unfortunate position of the footballing world knowing he was not the club’s first, second or third option to take over as boss in the summer.

And the Spurs faithful will still be on the look-out for signs of improvement or more of the same during the home clash on Saturday.

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Solskjaer, like Nuno, has struggled to form an identity yet as manager despite having almost three years to do so.

He shares something in common with the Spurs boss in that they both had to pick up the pieces after Mourinho was sacked from both clubs, though Solskjaer did enjoy a 12-game bounce following his appointment in 2018.

That has long passed and last week the Norwegian described what was the “darkest day” in his managerial career after being humiliated 5-0 by Liverpool at home.

It is believed that unlike his north London counterpart, however, Solskjaer must win all three of his next fixtures in order to stand a chance at keeping his job, with the highly-rated Antonio Conte waiting in the wings.

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