Sources: Tottenham stars 'unhappy' with Nuno as dressing room mutiny on the cards
Senior players in the Tottenham dressing room are “unhappy” with Nuno Espirito Santo’s management, Football Insider has learned.
The 47-year-old is under increasing pressure in north London following a dismal run of results in September.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that high-profile players are “unimpressed” and “unhappy” with Espirito Santo’s training methods and communication.
It is understood that the ex-Wolves manager has “few allies” in the changing room.
There is the real prospect of a dressing room mutiny as players turn against Nuno just four months into his reign.
Spurs appointed Nuno at the end of June after missing out on their top manager targets.
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He put pen to paper on a two-year contract at the club.
According to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein (October 4th), Spurs can sack the Espirito Santo next summer without paying any compensation if he fails to deliver a top-six finish.
The Portuguese manager enjoyed a brilliant start to the season.
Tottenham’s three wins with three clean sheets earned him the manager of the month award for August.
However, three Premier League defeats and a Europa Conference League draw with Rennes soured the mood in September.
Speaking to Sky Sports at the end of last month, Nuno accepted the criticism that was being levelled at him.
He said: “When you don’t play good, when you don’t perform and results don’t go your way, criticism is something you have to deal with.
“We understand it and it’s up to us to react and change it.”
Tottenham sit eighth in the Premier League ahead of their trip to Newcastle United on Sunday.