Tottenham’s team players celebrate after Moussa Sissoko scored their side’s first goal during the EFL Cup semi-final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. [Glyn Kirk/Pool via AP]

 Tottenham Hotspur have named Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager after the Portuguese left Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Nuno left Wolves after four seasons where they achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2018 after a six-year absence and retained their status as a top flight side over three seasons.

He previously also managed Valencia and Porto.

“When you have a squad with quality and talent, we want to make the fans proud and enjoy,” he said in a statement on the club website.

“It’s an enormous pleasure and honour (to be here), there’s joy and I’m happy and looking forward to starting work. We don’t have any days to lose and we must start working immediately as pre-season starts in a few days.”

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo. [REUTERS/Martin Rickett]

The 47-year-old joins Tottenham as a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the north London club in April, with Ryan Mason taking interim charge until the end of the last campaign.

Nuno’s appointment comes after Tottenham hired Fabio Paratici as their new director of football earlier this month. The 48-year-old was previously the chief football officer at Juventus for 11 years.

Tottenham, who finished seventh last season, begin their new league campaign at home to champions Manchester City on Aug. 15. 

 

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