Tottenham have appointed former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as new manager for a two-year contract.
Nuno left Wolves in May after four impressive seasons, in which he advanced the club from the championship to a Europa League quarter-final.
Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho in April and replaced him with 29-year-old Ryan Mason until the end of last season.
“It’s a great pleasure and an honor [to be at Spurs]. I am happy and eager to start working, ”said Nuno.
“We have no days to lose and we have to start working immediately because the preseason starts in a few days. “
Nuno won’t have long to wait to take on his former club as Spurs travel to Molineux to take on Wolves in their second league game of the season on August 22.
Levy thanks the fans for their patience
Tottenham brought in Nuno after Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso were linked with the post this summer.
Spurs have contacted Paris boss St-Germain Pochettino over the possibility of the Argentine returning to handle them, but the French club were not ready to let him go.
Ex-Chelsea boss Conte looked set for the role, having left Inter Milan after leading them to the Serie A title, only for talks between the Italian and Spurs to break down.
Former Roma manager Fonseca then thought he was taking over, only to be dumped in favor of Gattuso, who was quickly dismissed when fans reacted badly to the existence of social media posts that questioned Italian’s commitment to inclusiveness.
Nuno won the 2017-18 league title in his debut season with Wolves before leading them to seventh in the Premier League for the next two seasons, as they finished 13th last season.
“We would like to thank our supporters for their patience throughout this process,” said Tottenham president Daniel Levy.
“I have already spoken about the need to go back to our fundamental DNA of playing attacking, entertaining and [managing director of football] Fabien [Paratici] and I believe Nuno is the man who can take our group of talented players, welcome our young players and build something special. “
Paratici stepped down as longtime Juventus football manager to take on his role at Spurs earlier this month.
“You just have to look at Nuno’s time at Wolves to see his ability to take a group of players and implement an adaptive style that brings success and allows players to develop and thrive,” he said. he declares.
Tottenham managerial research
19 avril – José Mourinho is sacked as Spurs boss after 17 months in charge
20 avril – Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 29, is promoted from club academy take over as interim manager until the end of the season
27 avril – Julian Nagelsmann, who had been linked with the London club takeover, is announced as the new boss of Bayern Munich for next season after his stint at RB Leipzig
30 avril – There is speculation Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag could be in contention for the job, but he signs a new contract with the Dutch club
May 23 – Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is another name mentioned as a possible Spurs target, but he insists he won’t leave the Foxes
May 27 – Tottenham get in touch with Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino on the Argentine’s return to Spurs management
May 28 – PSG have no plans to let Pochettino leave the club, reports Guillem Balague
June 2 – Antonio Conte is clearly a favorite for Spurs post after leaving Inter Milan, leading them to Serie A title
June 4 – Conte also led Chelsea to the high-flying crown during his tenure at Stamford Bridge but talks with Spurs fail
June 15 – Spurs close to nomination ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as new manager
June 17 – Tottenham’s attempts to find a new manager take a different turn as they put an end to discussions with Fonseca in a move that would be linked to Gennaro Gattuso’s unexpected departure to Fiorentina
June 18 – Gattuso is no longer considered a candidate after the prospect of taking office sparked a protest from fans, which was communicated to the club by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust.
June 30th – The search is over. Tottenham appoints Nuno Espirito Santo as the club’s new manager.