Whilst Nuno Espirito Santo has been confirmed the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, hopefully he will already have some idea about the size of the task that he has ahead of him in north London.
Of course, Spurs made a change to their manager ahead of the League Cup final back in February after getting tired with Jose Mourinho and have only just been able to appoint his successor after going through every other available manager and being rejected.
There will have been a number of reasons as to why managers were not interested in the vacancy in England’s capital, although the lack of playing UEFA Champions League football may have been one of the biggest ones. Indeed, bettors might also look to avoid Tottenham now when using a Big Free Bet that they can claim, as there is no guarantee that it will reap rewards.
The lack of UEFA Champions League football – and silverware – appears to have taken its toll on players such as Harry Kane, with the England international set to try and push a move away from Spurs once his involvement at the current Euro 2020 Championships comes to an end.
And, it would seem that playing in Europe’s third club competition – the UEFA Europa Conference League – is not going to be appealing enough to some of the players that Nuno will want to bring into the club to turn things around.
According to a report by ABC Sevilla, Sevilla defender Jules Kounde could be about to snub a move to Tottenham Hotspur as he knows he will attract interest from clubs that will be able to provide him with the elite European football he wants.
The defender had been impressive in France’s shocking Euro 2020 campaign and is widely expected to leave his current club in Spain, although a trip to the capital of the country could be in order with Real Madrid said to be interested in him.
Kounde has reportedly admitted that he would prefer to join a club playing in the competition, which would rule out Spurs in the process.
And, with Real Madrid and Manchester United named as potential suitors, there is every possibility that Nuno could end up missing out on his first and main transfer target as the Tottenham Hotspur manager.
With six weeks or so until the beginning of the English Premier League season, Spurs will be hoping to get some business done rather sharpishly, otherwise qualifying for the Champions League next season could be difficult, as well.