On Monday, Tottenham Hostpur made a statement announcing that after just 17 games in charge, Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo has been relieved of his duties.
On Saturday, The Portuguese’s last match in charge was a dreadful 3-0 home loss to Manchester United in the Premier League.
Esprito Santo’s departure leaves the North London club in eighth place in the table, ten points behind leaders Chelsea.
Managing Director of Football, Fabio Paratici said: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.
“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”
The club also stated that an update on the coaching situation would be provided as soon as possible.
In June, the 47-year-old was named Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement on a two-year contract.
Esprito Santo started the league season in spectacular fashion, leading Tottenham to three consecutive victories against Manchester City, Wolves, and Watford, putting the club on top of the table.
Spurs’ form has since deteriorated, with only two victories in their last seven league games.
The club’s style of play has also been criticized, with the team scoring only nine goals in ten league games, which is tied for the second-lowest total in the league.
In addition, the team has gone two hours and sixteen minutes without a shot on target in the league. The most recent was Harry Kane’s 44th-minute header against West Ham United on Sunday, October 24.
Tottenham Hotspur, who reached the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, has struggled in the newly formed UEFA Europa Conference League this season.
After three games, the club is in third place in their group, behind Rennes and Vitesse.