Nuno Espirito Santo leading contender for Tottenham manager's job

Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno Espirito Santo was Wolves manager from 2017 until the end of last season

Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the leading contender to become the new Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho on 19 April but have endured a chaotic search for a replacement.

Talks with ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca ended last week and Gennaro Gattuso also went out of consideration amid a fan protest.

Nuno has been linked with the vacant managerial jobs at Everton and Crystal Palace this summer.

Nuno, 47, left Wolves in May after four years. He won the Championship title in his first season, and Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League in the following two seasons before finishing 13th last season.

In September the Portuguese signed a three-year contract extension at Molineux to 2023.

Tottenham's managerial search - two months and counting...

19 April -Jose Mourinho is sacked as Spurs boss after 17 months in charge

20 April - Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 29, is promoted from club's academy to take over as interim manager until the end of season

27 April - Julian Nagelsmann, who had been linked with taking over at the London club, is announced as Bayern Munich's new boss for next season following his spell at RB Leipzig

30 April - There is speculation Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag could be in the running for the post but he signs a new contract with the Dutch club

23 May - Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is another name mentioned as a possible Spurs target but he insists he will not be leaving the Foxesexternal-link

27 May -Tottenham make contact with Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino about the possibility of the Argentine returning to manage Spurs again

28 May -PSG have no intention of letting Pochettino leave the club, according to football journalist Guillem Balague

2 June -Antonio Conte is a clear front runner for the Spurs job fresh from leaving Inter Milan after leading them to the Serie A title

4 June - Conte also led Chelsea to the top flight crown during his spell in charge at Stamford Bridge but talks with Spurs break down

15 June -Spurs are close to appointing former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new manager

17 June - Tottenham's attempts to find a new boss take another twist as they end talks with Fonseca in a move thought to be linked to Gennaro Gattuso's unexpected Fiorentina exit

18 June -Gattuso is not being considered as a candidate after the prospect of him taking over prompted a fan protest, which was communicated to the club by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust.

18 June - Former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann says he has called chairman Daniel Levy about the vacant manager's job and would "absolutely" take it.

23 June - Sevilla's president say an offer from Spurs for Julen Lopetegui has been turned down.

24 June - Nuno Espirito Santo is the latest contender for the role.

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