Tottenham 0-3 Manchester United: Solskjaer press conference
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Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo could be relieved of his duties after overseeing a dismal run of form in north London. Spurs topped the table at the end of August after winning their opening three games of the campaign, but they have lost five of their last seven since then.
Those defeats have seen Spurs drop to eighth in the Premier League table – 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
On Saturday, Nuno’s men were completely outplayed as Manchester United stormed to a 3-0 victory in the capital.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring as he volleyed home Bruno Fernandes’ chip into the box, before Edinson Cavani added a second.
And Marcus Rashford put the cherry on the cake in the final minutes as he finished well from inside the area.
Spurs have been tipped to act fast to stem the flow of poor results and are apparently holding emergency talks to decide whether to wield the axe.
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A whole host of star names have been tipped to take over in the Spurs hotseat if Nuno does depart.
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has been linked with the role and would surely make a positive impact at the club given how well he has performed in Holland.
Ten Hag landed a league and cup double with the Dutch side in 2019, before repeating the feat again last term.
The 51-year-old also took Ajax to the Champions League semi-final in 2019, where they were beaten over two legs by Spurs.
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Ten Hag has recently been linked with the vacant Newcastle job after the Magpies sacked Steve Bruce in late October.
But, according to The Mirror, Ten Hag would be reluctant to move to St James’ Park due to the enormity of the challenge of keeping the club in the Premier League.
Newcastle have failed to win a game all season and are second bottom of the table with over a quarter of the season gone.
Leeds United’s victory over Norwich on Sunday means Newcastle are now six points from safety and face a huge task to turn their season around and escape the drop.
Spurs do not face the same problem as Newcastle as they are competing at the top end of the table rather than the bottom.
That could give the north Londoners a huge advantage over Newcastle if the two clubs compete to appoint the Ajax boss.
The Tottenham squad is far superior to the Newcastle one as well and Ten Hag may opt to play it safe if he is given a firm offer by both clubs in the coming days.
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