Jose Mourinho didn’t give Nuno Espirito Santato his old office in the brutal Tottenham snub


Nuno Espirito Santato was given a smaller office than other Tottenham managers during his brief tenure in charge.

This revelation was made after the Portuguese coach was told he would be fired Monday morning following a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United.

The loss marked a fifth in Tottenham’s last seven league outings and left the club languishing down in ninth in the Premier League table, ten points adrift of table-toppers Chelsea.

Nuno, the former Wolves boss was only appointed in June. His two-year contract at Spurs came to an abrupt end just four months after he started his job.

Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham following a number of flat performances
Tottenham has fired Nuno Espirito Santato after a series of poor performances

Nuno has been widely criticised for his defensive style of play and for dividing his Spurs squad, and it has now been revealed that he wasn’t given the same luxuries as the managers before him.

According to The Athletic, when the Portuguese coach arrived at Tottenham’s plush training facilities of Hotspur Way, he was allocated a smaller manager’s office space compared with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.

Nuno and his staff were reportedly left to huddled around a table in the coaches’ office, which adjoined Nuno’s designated room, rather than being allowed the space and comfort of an open-plan office area.

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Jose Mourinho was afforded a larger office space than Nuno during his time at Tottenham
Jose Mourinho received a larger office space at Tottenham than Nuno.

The reshuffle came as a result of Fabio Paratici’s arrival following his appointment as Tottenham’s new director of football back in June.

The Italian football chief ended his 11-year stay in Turin with Juventus to take up his position at Spurs and now looks set to be reunited with a familiar face in Nuno’s imminently arriving successor.

Antonio Conte will soon be appointed as Tottenham’s new manager. He has previously worked alongside Paratici at the Italian giants Juventus.

Antonio Conte looks set to be unveiled as the new Tottenham manager as early as Tuesday
Antonio Conte is expected to be announced as Tottenham’s new manager on Tuesday

Conte initially refused the Spurs job this summer after talks broke down over the club’s vision, recruitment strategy and designated transfer budget, but he has now been given assurances.

While Tottenham have bowed down to Conte’s demands on the financial front in order to bring him in, it is yet to be seen whether they will allow him a more sizeable office space, too.