OFFICIAL: Struggling Spurs sack coach

English Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur have relieved Nuno Espirito Santo of his duties as manager after their poor run of form in the Premier League.

Spurs slipped to eighth spot on the Premier League table after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday evening.

The defeat was Spurs' fifth of the season, which has now seen Santo lose his job after just three months in charge.

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Club statement:

The Club can today announce that Nuno Espírito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.

Fabio Paratici, Managing Director, Football, said: "I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”

A further coaching update will follow in due course.

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