Angry Tottenham fans ‘clash over Nuno’s future, forcing security to act’


Divided Tottenham fans were separated by security in their loss to Manchester United as they rowed over under-fire manager Nuno Espirito Santo, according to reports.

Spurs fell into a full-blown slump under Nuno, dropping to their fifth defeat in seven home games against United on Saturday night.

They first lost a goal five minutes before the break, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb volley pulling the visitors past.

And after the break, goals from Edinson Cavani and substitute Marcus Rashford capped a miserable evening for Spurs and put even more pressure on Nuno, who now faces a battle to keep his job.

Divided Tottenham fans were separated by security in their loss to Manchester United as they rowed over under-fire manager Nuno Espirito Santo

According to The Athletic’s Alex Kay-Jelski, a small portion of the Spurs crowd had to be held back by security due to disagreements over Nuno’s future as manager.

The fans in the east stand were seen rowing around the Portuguese as their side went to another complete defeat under his stewardship.

The unrest in the stands epitomized a chaotic night for Spurs both on and off the pitch, marking a new low in what is proving a disastrous campaign.

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Man Utd scores the first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs lost a goal when Cristiano Ronaldo netted a superb volley five minutes before half-time

Harry Kane looks dejected in Spurs loss to Man Utd
United then added two more after the break to cap off a miserable night for Spurs

Nuno was the victim of fierce boos from the fans on several occasions throughout the match, but none were more deafening than when he replaced Lucas Moura with Steven Bergwijn 10 minutes into the second half.

With Spurs leading 1-0 at the time, his decision to make a similar change instead of snagging midfielder Giovani Lo Celso left the home crowd seething, leading to damning chants of “you don’t know what you are doing”.

Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler said as the teasing reached boiling point: “[Nuno] 50,000 people tell him what they think.”

Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo looks dejected after the game
Nuno’s precarious future as manager has reportedly caused unrest in the stands

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Asked about the backlash and how he can convince the fans that they are on the right track, Nuno said in his post-match interview: “We are not on the right track. This season is part of football.

“The fans suffer when you don’t play well. They showed they weren’t happy. We keep trying.”


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