Tottenham Hotspur appoint Ian Cathro as new assistant head coach alongside Nuno Espirito Santo
Santo was appointed as the permanent Spurs manager earlier this week after the club’s long-drawn search for Jose Mourinho’s successor finally came to a halt. And Cathro, alongside Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias, has now joined Nuno’s backroom staff.
Cathro was a part of Nuno’s entourage at three of his previous clubs- Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rio Ave in Portugal, and Valencia. Similarly, Barbosa and Dias have a long history with Spurs’ new manager.
The former has taken up the role of Goalkeeper coach while the latter is the club’s new fitness head (h/t official Tottenham website). A report by Sky Sports has further claimed that Ledley King is back to being a club ambassador and has no role in the first-team backroom staff.
Nuno gathers his A-Team
It is no surprise to see Nuno bring his team along with him at N17. There are mixed reactions from Spurs fans regarding Nuno Santo’s appointment, but it is harsh to judge him already without the season even starting.
As expected, there were other candidates for the job but Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici would know that getting in a new manager is no bread and butter.
Nuno has experience in England and has done a good job at Wolves. He was their boss when they won promotion back in 2018/19 and the club has established itself as a strong Premier League outfit.
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But the challenge that lies at Spurs is a different beast. The club, without a trophy in more than 13 years, would certainly want to end that wait next season. And what better way to warm up to the fans than giving them a trophy win to cheer about?