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Nuno Espirito Santo to earn £14million as severance pay following his sack as the Tottenham Hotspur manager

According to The Sun, Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to earn £14million as a severance package after being sacked by the Tottenham Hotspur board. Tottenham released a statement announcing that he was relieved from the position earlier today.

Nuno was appointed as the manager back in the summer after Daniel Levy failed to agree on terms with his first choice managers. He was preceded by Ryan Mason, an academy coach, who acted as the interim manager following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.

It is claimed that Santo will be earning a whopping £14million in payment meaning he has earned £1.4m for every Premier League game he has managed at the club. This shows how Levy was desperate for a change at the managerial helm.

Nuno Espirito Santo to earn £14million as a severance package following his sack as the Tottenham Hotspur manager

Nuno Espirito Santo, Tottenham Hotspur manager during a Tottenham Hotspur training session. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

It is also stated that the Chairman could have sacked the Portuguese for free at the end of the season due to a contractual clause. The clause would have been activated if he failed to achieve the top six at the end of the term. This further highlights the desperation at which the former Wolverhampton Wanderers coach was sacked.

The fact that Antonio Conte is close to becoming the new boss at Tottenham Hotspur stadium adds to it. This is because he was linked to a move to Spurs in the summer but the deal broke off towards the end.

Nuno Espirito Santo to earn £14million as a severance package following his sack as the Tottenham Hotspur manager

Nuno is expected to earn a huge amount as a severance package (imago Images)

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Questions have to be raised against the people in charge as the above reasons ask for it. If the Italian becomes the new boss, it is intriguing to think about what changed his mind in the intervening months. Success on the pitch can only be guaranteed if the people at the top are doing a competent job.

Spurs fans would be hoping that the desperation is a sign of positive change within the club.

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