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Paratici arrives for talks with Nuno as Spurs look to finally end manager saga

Fabio Paratici will hold talks with Nuno Espirito Santo this week as Tottenham look to finally end their search for a new manager.

Paratici has been appointed as Tottenham’s new director of football and has flown into London for the first time after a post-season holiday, with the Italian having the appointment of a new head coach at the top of his to-do list.

 

Spurs’ search for a new manager has become one of the sagas of the summer following a number of failed pursuits, talks with a succession of candidates having failed to find a breakthrough.

Sky Sports are reporting that Spurs are ‘confident’ that further talks with former Wolves boss Nuno will prove productive and end their long search for a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked following a disappointing second half of the season in April.

Nuno previously spent four seasons at Wolves and guided the club to promotion to the Premier League before consecutive seventh-placed finishes, though left by mutual consent at the end of a 2020/21 campaign in which the club finished in the bottom half.

The Portuguese has now emerged as a ‘leading candidate’ following what has turned into something of a circus, the club failing in their talks with a whole host of targets including Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Paulo Fonseca, Gennaro Gattuso and Julen Lopetegui.

As for Nuno, he has previously held talks with the likes of Crystal Palace and Everton, only for the discussions to break down.

It was suggested over the weekend that the former Wolves boss was in fact closing in on a deal to become Fenerbahce’s new boss, though Sky Sports confidently say that the Turkish side have ‘no interest’ in the former goalkeeper.

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