Tottenham Hotspur sack manager Nuno Espirito Santo after Premier League loss to Manchester United

Nuno Espirito Santo has stepped down as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur after just four months in charge.

The Portuguese boss, who left Premier League rivals Wolves at the end of last season, arrived at the north London club this summer after a long search to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April.

Despite having overseen three wins in his first three league appearances, winning the Coach of the Month title in August and leading the club to the League Cup quarter-finals, a series of disappointing performances in recent weeks questioned its position.

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The last straw came after the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United in which the team failed to register a single shot on target in a home game for the first time since 2013.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford sealed his fate on a night that saw the Tottenham loyalists boo the manager for his second-half replacement from Lucas Moura for Steven Berjwijn, as well as direct their frustrations towards the players during and after the game.

The result was Spurs’ fifth loss in seven league appearances, and the fourth time they have conceded three goals this season.

Antonio Conte and Paolo Fonseca are among the names that would be in the frame to replace Nuno.

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