Comparing Nuno Espirito Santo’s PL record at Spurs with Jacques Santini

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Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo

With a string of poor results, boring football and a misfiring team, Nuno Espirito Santo already finds himself under huge pressure at Tottenham

Having only been appointed in July, it may seem early for Espirito Santo to find himself fighting for his job but another boss left Spurs even earlier.

In June 2004, Tottenham appointed France manager Jacques Santini as their new boss. Expectations were high but a binary set of scorelines (Spurs scored six in 11 league games) and disappointing performances meant Santini failed to win over the Spurs faithful.

He’d left by the end of October, citing personal problems, and was replaced by Martin Jol. We’ve compared Santini’s record at Spurs in the Premier League with their current manager.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Games: 10
Won: 5
Drawn: 0
Lost: 5

Goals for: 9
Goals against: 16
Clean sheets: 3

Points per game: 1.5
Win rate: 50%
Loss rate: 50%

Goals per game: 0.9
Goals against per game: 1.6

Jacques Santini

Games: 11
Won: 3
Drawn: 4
Lost: 4

Goals for: 6
Goals against: 9
Clean sheets: 5

Points per game: 1.18
Win rate: 27.2%
Loss rate: 36.3%

Goals per game: 0.55
Goals against per game: 0.82


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