Darren Anderton predicts next Spurs boss after revealing Nuno’s axing before announcement

Nuno sacked by Tottenham after fifth Premier League defeat of the season

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Tottenham icon Darren Anderton has predicted that Mauricio Pochettino will return to the club for a second spell in charge. Anderton appeared to reveal that Nuno Espirito Santo had been axed by Spurs before the official announcement was made on Monday morning.

Nuno was named Premier League manager of the month in August after leading Tottenham to the top of the table courtesy of three victories.

But Spurs have been in freefall since then and have only won two of their last seven Premier League games.

That dire run has seen the team drop to eighth in the table – 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Spurs announced that Nuno had been relieved of his duties just after 9.45am on Monday morning.

Anderton had responded to a question on Twitter asking whether Nuno had been sacked yet.

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And he replied at 4.47am on Monday morning to confirm Nuno had gone. “Yes,” wrote Anderton in reply to the question.

Another fan jumped in on the conversation to ask Anderton for his thoughts on who the north Londoners should appoint as Nuno’s successor.

And Anderton simply replied, “Poch”. Pochettino is still regarded as a hero by many Spurs fans after leading the club to the Champions League final in 2019.

During their European run, Spurs defeated Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax in the knockout stages of the competition.

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And Tottenham fans will be hopeful of more magnificent nights in Europe if Pochettino does land the top job.

Spurs played some of their best football under the Argentine and he helped the side to top four finishes in all but one of his seasons at the helm.

In the 2015/16 campaign, Tottenham appeared to be Leicester’s main rivals to win the Premier League title, before the Lilywhites fell away in the final weeks of the season and eventually finished third.

The next season Spurs went one better but couldn’t claim their maiden Premier League title as Antonio Conte’s Chelsea lifted the trophy.

And it is Conte who currently looks most likely to deny Pochettino a return to north London.

The former Italy manager is apparently Tottenham’s number one target and he could even be appointed before this weekend’s trip to Everton.

Conte has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season and is thought to be keen on a return to England.

Pochettino, meanwhile, has pressing issues in France as he is under pressure to win the Ligue 1 title and compete for Champions League honours after building a mouthwatering squad at Parc des Princes.

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