Ex-manager makes Nuno sack prediction at Tottenham after Levy update
Alex McLeish has claimed Tottenham will not hesitate sacking Nuno Espirito Santo if results are not up to scratch.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland manager suggested the Portuguese manager needs more than a season to stamp his mark in north London.
As reported by the Athletic’s David Ornstein (4th October), Daniel Levy managed to include a clause in Nuno’s contract that would allow Spurs to terminate his contract without compensation if the club finish outside the top six this season.
While a Spurs spokesperson has insisted the report is wrong, the journalist has insisted he stands by the information provided by his sources.
Nuno signed a two-year contract at Tottenham when he joined this summer.
McLeish insisted Premier League clubs are “fickle” when it comes to keeping managers.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
He admitted the inclusion of a break clause in Nuno’s contract is “the way modern football” is going.
“Listen, the Premier League is fickle,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“We’ve seen Frank de Boer out the door out after five games at Crystal Palace. Watford managers out the door after seven games this season.
“Of course, a Premier League club is going to act quickly if the manager’s not getting the results. It falls down to the manager, at the end of the day.
“They’re not going to sack all the players, are they? The manager is the guy who’s going to carry the can.
“Nuno, if that’s the deal, then that’s the way modern football is to a certain degree. You wonder how some others stay in a job but that’s the way some clubs work.
“You’ve got to give a manager a bit of time, not just five games, certainly not just one season.”