Tottenham boss Nuno warned over ‘bad eggs’ who could get him sacked by Daniel Levy

Nuno confident Spurs will pull together amid struggles

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Harry Redknapp has claimed that one or two ‘bad eggs’ in Tottenham’s dressing room could be putting Nuno Espirito Santo under additional pressure amid the club’s poor run of recent form. Spurs conceded three goals in each of their last three Premier League matches before Sunday’s clash with Aston Villa, leaving Nuno in a tight spot after just a few months in charge.

The Portuguese boss was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor back in July but has failed to hit the ground running in his new role.

Tottenham’s failure to build on their promising start to the campaign appears to have threatened Nuno’s position, with the 47-year-old seemingly on thin ice.

Reports have claimed that Daniel Levy is already drawing up a list of potential replacements as he weighs up a quick-fire change in management.

However, Redknapp has jumped to Nuno’s defence by insisting that Spurs have bigger problems to worry about.

“What you do need is great characters and great leaders, neither of which, Harry Kane apart, I see at Spurs,” he wrote in his column for The Sun.

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“Three or four years ago I looked at them and thought: ‘It’s only a matter of time before they win the league’.

“When they had Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose, they had a really strong nucleus. Not any more.

“They’re not playing well and not getting results, but to dump it all on Nuno’s doorstep is really tough.

“It could be there are one or two bad eggs in the dressing room and that can affect everyone, whether they are in the team or not.”

Redknapp, who managed Spurs between 2008 and 2012, went on to point the finger at new director of football Fabio Paratici after the 49-year-old’s first transfer window in north London.

“Tottenham have spent a few quid, but the recruitment hasn’t exactly been brilliant and they brought in someone especially for that,” added Redknapp.

“Maybe the fingers are being pointed at the wrong man because Nuno isn’t the one who brought in those players last summer and, by and large, they look bang average.

“Maybe that’s the person who deserves the tin-tack, because it shouldn’t be Nuno.


“It took them long enough to find a manager and looking for another one now certainly isn’t the answer.”

It remains to be seen whether Nuno can successfully rescue Tottenham’s muted run of form over the next few weeks.

He started with three wins from three in the Premier League but failed to keep the momentum going as Spurs lost twice before last month’s humbling against bitter rivals Arsenal.

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