Pundit amazed by unique Levy move after journalist's Tottenham reveal
Alan Hutton has applauded Tottenham for reportedly including a one-year break clause in Nuno Espirito Santo’s contract.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs defender insisted a season would be more than enough time for the Portuguese boss to prove himself to his bosses in north London.
As reported by the Athletic’s David Ornstein (4 October), Daniel Levy managed to include a clause that would allow Spurs to release Nuno from his contract without compensation should they finish outside the top six this season.
A club spokesperson has rebuffed the claim but Ornstein has insisted he stands by the information received from his sources.
Nuno signed a two-year deal when he joined the Lilywhites this summer.
Spurs, who finished seventh last season currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, two points off the top six.
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Hutton insisted the inclusion of the break clause is “good business” from Spurs.
“It’s the first time I’ve heard of anything like that,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“I think a full season is enough time to try and implement your philosophy or get your team. If you’ve been backed in the transfer market and got the players you want, you’d like to thank a year is enough time.
“Do I think they’ll make the top six? I think it will be difficult. There are so many teams up there vying for those positions. That’s going to be a big ask.
“I think it’s really going to depend on where they are at come the end of the season. If he’s there or there abouts and you can see the progression, you can actually see what he’s trying to do, then I think they’ll continue.
“If it goes horribly wrong than they’re in a strong position because they can change easily. If you think about it from a Tottenham point of view it’s actually quite well done.
“It’s good business working that way but we’ll need to see. He needs time.”