Super agent touting successful Premier League boss to Tottenham

Date published: Thursday 29th April 2021 1:14 - Robert McCarthy

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Super agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly offered Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to Tottenham as their new manager.

Spurs have begun their search for a new boss Tottenham after recently axing Jose Mourinho, with former midfielder Ryan Mason put in charge until the end of the season. Brendan Rodgers and Julian Nagelsmann were both linked with the job, although Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has since emerged as a strong contender.

Mendes boasts an impressive list of clients, including Nuno, who has done an outstanding job at Molineux since his arrival in 2017.

However, Wolves have struggled this season – although that has largely been down to the absence of leading striker Raul Jimenez.

Despite their issues, the Portuguese is still held in high regard throughout Europe. And now a report in The Sun claims that Mendes ‘wants to get’ Nuno to Tottenham and ‘has made contact with Spurs over a potential switch in the summer’.

In the unlikely event that actually happens, Mendes hopes to bring former Benfica boss Bruno Lage to Molineux to replace Nuno, who has a contract at Wolves until the summer of 2023.

The report concluded that there is a feeling it ‘may be the right time [for Nuno] to move on to a bigger side’. There is also a stronger chance of that happening with Wolves not in Europe next season.

Tottenham are a squad in need of a new injection of blood. So much so that Jamie Carragher blasted the players for their display against Man City on Sunday.

After the game, the Sky Sports pundit said: “It’s nothing to do with Ryan Mason at all. This is a group of players who really lack courage and basically bottled it in the final really.”


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All on the Spurs players

Tottenham’s 13-year wait for a major trophy continued and Carragher said the surrender to City justified their reputation as a team who fail to perform on the biggest stages.

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He added: “What I saw under (Mauricio) Pochettino for three or four years was outstanding. What I saw under Harry Redknapp for two or three years was outstanding as well.

“But when Spurs fans get upset, the reason people speak about them in those terms is because of games like this.

“In their last four cup finals, they haven’t scored a goal. This type of performance is why they are stuck with this tag. I can’t argue for them.

“Spurs fans can’t argue for them on the back of this performance. It is on the players, nothing to do with the manager.”

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