While it’s not exactly lost in the mix of the Harry Kane interview fallout, Tottenham Hotspur are still searching for their next manager.
The last few weeks have seen numerous reports linking all sorts of names to the job that became available after Spurs sacked José Mourinho. That list is reportedly down to just a few names though one name that hasn’t been included is Nuno Espirito Santo, the soon-to-be former Wolves manager. Alisdair Gold is here to tell you don’t even consider him, because he’s not in the running:
For those many people asking, as I said previously and it's still the case, I understand Nuno Espirito Santo is not a candidate for Spurs' vacant managerial role.— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 21, 2021
Santo will leave Wolves after their final match on Sunday by mutual agreement. While Wolves are firmly locked in the mid-table, it seems that the club had aspirations of competing for European qualification and those expectations weren’t close to being me.
Once upon a time, Santo’s stock was soaring and there were plenty of links to him using Wolves as a trampoline to a much bigger job. Back-to-back 7th place finishes with a solid squad and good attacking football meant clubs were keeping him on their radar, and I have no doubt that Tottenham Hotspur were one of them.
Fast forward to today and Wolves can finish no better than 12th. They could conceivably fall to 15th on Sunday if they suffer some bad luck, which seems to be enough for Wolves to part ways and look for a new boss.
Santo’s isn’t a bad manager, and while Wolves lost a couple of key players to transfers, this season just hasn’t been a great one for him. He’ll no doubt find a new job in football, but it does appear that he won’t be involved in the conversation for the vacancy in North London.