Tottenham have sacked Nuno Espirito Santo following the dismal 3-0 defeat to a Manchester United team — their fifth league defeat in 10 matches.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford eased the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid speculation over his job, but it has inadvertently condemned Nuno to the sack after only four months in charge of the club.
His misery was summed up after being booed for substituting Lucas Moura for Steven Bergwijn in the second half – a decision that went down horribly in the wrong way with the Lilywhites’ fan base.
Chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ rang out around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the north Londoners failed to register a single shot on target in the Saturday Night Football contest, which had been labelled as the ‘El Sackico’ ahead of the game.
Fabio Paratici, managing director of 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.”