After three games of the new season, Tottenham Hotspur fans would have been delighted, as they were sitting top of the Premier League table as the only club with a 100% record. However, since play resumed after the September international break, a run of three defeats and one win has seen Spurs drop down the league standings at an alarming rate.
That form has quickly seen Nuno Espirito Santo cut to the favorite to be the next manager to lose their job in the top-flight with some of the leading sites. Customers looking to get value on their selection should take advantage of a bet bonus, but could the Portuguese manager’s time really be running out already?
Spurs Struggling In Early Weeks
Santo has only been in charge at Spurs for less than 100 days, but it has been a difficult start to the campaign. In truth, the performances throughout the season to this point have been the biggest concern, as Spurs are averaging just 1.75 goals per game in all competitions, and are conceding an average of 1.50. The Portuguese manager has won seven times in all competitions, but only three of those wins have come in the Premier League.
A run of defeats against Crystal Palace, Chelsea, and Arsenal, conceding three in all games, did little to help his cause, while the form of Harry Kane since the Manchester City saga has been underwhelming, to say the least. Kane is yet to score in the English top-flight this term, with five of his goals coming in the Europa Conference League. It’s unlikely that Santo will be relieved of his duty before the next Spurs game, but a run of fixtures against Newcastle United, West Ham and Manchester United in the league could be pivotal to his long-term job security.
Who Is In The Frame To Replace Santo?
The Spurs job is likely to be one that many managers in England and the rest of Europe would be interested in. However, many fans will remember the struggles that they had in the summer finding a replacement for Jose Mourinho, as Santo was by no means the board’s first choice. The current favourite in the betting to replace the Portuguese is Graham Potter, who is enjoying a fine start to the season with Brighton & Hove Albion. Potter is also in the frame to be the next England manager, while many Manchester United fans are also keen to see the former Ostersunds manager replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Brendan Rodgers is also among the front-runners, as the Leicester boss could be keen for a new challenge after seemingly hitting a wall with the Foxes this season. Eddie Howe and Scott Parker are among two of the most unlikely replacements, while a return for Mauricio Pochettino is also a likely option according to the odds, with the current PSG manager talking up his love for the club over the summer.