By Wayne Veysey

1st Jul, 2021 | 4:00pm

Sources: Tottenham allow Nuno to bring only half his coaching staff as Levy clamps down

Tottenham have only allowed Nuno Espirito Santo to bring half of his coaching team with him, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Portugese, 47, was appointed the new Spurs manager on Thursday night on a two-year contract following a tortuous and lengthy interview process.

The welcoming statement made no mention of who will join Nuno on his coaching staff, which is commonplace with managerial announcements.

But a Spurs source has told Football Insider that the former Wolves manager will be joined at the club by only three of his six assistants at Molineux.

Tottenham chiefs led by chairman Daniel Levy insisted that key and longstanding members of the backroom team would stay on and not be replaced by Nuno’s men.

Cost is also believed to have been a factor in the number of hires the new manager wanted to make.

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The Portugese was renowned at the Midlands clubs for his unusually large team of assistants, and they all departed with him when he exited at the end of May.

They included his number two Rui Pedro Silva, first-team coaches Ian Cathro and Julio Figueroa, goalkeeper coach Rui Barbosa, fitness coach Antonio Dias and rehab coach Joao Lapa.

Bar Cathro, who is Scottish, all are Portugese like Nuno.

The size of the manager’s backroom team was an issue during his negotiations with both Everton and Crystal Palace.

As revealed by Football Insider on 7th June, the potential composition of the coaching staff was regarded by the Everton hierarchy as a key stumbling block.

In other news, Tottenham are ready for a bidding war with Premier League top-four rivals over £40m-valued star.