Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has been fired in Saudi Arabia.
“We are pleased to announce the termination of Nuno Espirito Santo’s contract with the club. The decision was taken after a technical evaluation of his work with the first team squad. Head Coach Hassan Khalifa will take the reins on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is found.”
Nuno joined Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the 2021-22 season. He was a proven leader in the English Premier League (EPL) during his time at Wolverhampton. In fact, he showed promise, leading Spurs to a win over Manchester City in the league opener.레모나토토
However, the upswing was short-lived. After three straight wins to start the league, Spurs faltered, falling to their knees against Crystal Palace (0-3 L), Chelsea (0-3 L), and Arsenal (1-3 L) in quick succession. Eventually, a 0-3 loss to Manchester United in late October led to his departure after four months.
At the time, Spurs had rebounded from the departure of Nuno. While they didn’t win the title, they rebounded under Antonio Conte and returned to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in three years. Conte is now gone, and Enze Postecoglou is in charge.
After a hiatus of about nine months, Nuno will resume his coaching career at Al Ittihad. Al Ittihad is a prestigious club in Saudi Arabia that was at its peak in the mid-to-late 2000s. They won the Saudi Professional League eight times and reached the top of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in 2004 and 2005.
Al Ittihad made the official announcement in early July last year on the club’s official channel, saying, “Coach Nuno is here. Welcome to the club.” His contract runs until 2024. His first season in charge was a success. They won the Saudi League title in 2022-23.
This season, however, the team has faltered. After 12 league games, they are in sixth place with six wins, three draws, and three defeats. They have been in a terrible run of form, with three draws and two defeats in their last five games. Despite having world-class players in Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, the team’s performance has been abysmal and has led to their suspension.