- THST has requested a meeting with the club’s board regarding the club’s future
- Spurs have suffered three consecutive league defeats, including those of rivals Arsenal.
- Nuno Espirito Santo is already coming under intense scrutiny due to his form
- THST seeks talks on ‘short and long term vision for football clubs’
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust have requested a meeting with the club’s board to discuss the ‘short and long term strategic vision’ for the club.
Spurs have suffered consecutive Premier League defeats to London rivals Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.
He hired former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo in June after a long search for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April.
Tottenham supporters’ trust say they are ‘extremely concerned’ by the club’s directive
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were comfortably beaten by rivals Arsenella in the north London derby
But, despite topping the table after starting a new campaign with a trio of 1-0 victories, the Portuguese coach’s position is already under intense scrutiny due to poor recent results, including also included a 3-1 derby loss to North London at the Emirates. Stadium.
“Over the past few weeks, we have been contacted by a growing number of Trust members and a wider fan base, who are extremely concerned about the current direction of THFC,” read a statement from the fan group.
‘We have asked for a meeting with the club’s executive board to discuss both the short- and long-term strategic vision for the football club.
“Therefore, this (potential) meeting is an opportunity for THFC decision makers to explain their plan to supporters.
‘This explanation should include plans for this season and beyond, an explanation of how success will be measured and how the club’s DNA will be retrieved.’
Fan group ‘asked for meeting’ with board to ‘discuss short- and long-term strategic vision’
Following Mourinho’s dismissal, Ryan Mason took charge of Tottenham for the remainder of last season on a caretaker basis.
Spurs were interested in Mauricio Pochettino’s return to north London but Paris Saint-Germain were unwilling to let him go.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca and former AC Milan and Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso each appeared ready for the role, before Nuno was finally unveiled on 30 June.
But just months into his tenure, Espirito Santo now finds himself as the third favorite to be sacked among Premier League managers.
Only Newcastle’s Steve Bruce and Norwich’s Daniel Farke are more likely to be sacked at the moment.
Skybet have Nuno on 7/2 to be axed by ruthless Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, while William Hill is likely to be sacked at 7/1, according to oddschecker on Monday morning.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust had previously protested against the owners of the club.
His appointment coincided with long-standing speculation about the future of star player Harry Kane as a difficult period continued for the club.
England captain Kane was heavily linked with a move to champion Manchester City, but remains at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 28-year-old is yet to score a goal in the Premier League and Spurs’ decline in form is compounded by some damning statistics.
They are ranked 20th in the Premier League for shots and chances and have made the period and covered less distance than any other team.
Tottenham are in action against Slovenian side Mura in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday night before returning to the Premier League against Aston Villa on Sunday night.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher got caught up in the strategy of Spurs and Espirito Santo during their defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
Carragher was particularly concerned about the performance of the Spurs midfield three – Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-mile Hojberge – at the Emirates.
Jamie Carragher was extremely critical of Tottenham’s performance at Arsenal on Sunday
He added: ‘A minute into the game: Dele Alli, Nombele and Hjberg are midfield players, and they are not in midfield position.
‘The only reason you can stand there (away from midfield) is if your manager has asked you to go there.
‘They wanted to go straight, but to whom? Even if you win the ball, you need someone behind you to pick up the second ball, but Dele Alli was very similar to Harry Kane.
‘When you look at the space in midfield, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this in my life.
‘Where would you like them? Definitely not there. There’s less room on the moon for Tottenham than what you see in that midfield.
‘It’s really unbelievable. The manager must have told them where to go: this is before the first goal. It was always going to happen.’
Espirito Santo’s interview had to be canceled due to abuse from supporters after the match
SportsMail exclusively revealed on Tuesday that Sky Sports made it completely clear for Espirito Santo to skip his post-match interview after receiving X-rated abuse from his supporters after the North London derby.
After arriving for his post-match interview, Nuno is forced to disappear back into the tunnel just as the interview was about to begin.
Head coaches are required to report for their post-match media duties within approximately 20 to 45 minutes of the final whistle – but given the circumstances Spurs and Nuno are unlikely to be reprimanded for not complying with those conditions Is.
Eventually, after most of the fans went home, Nuno returned to fulfill his media obligations.
However, the issue of fan disruption has been a major concern at most top-flight stadiums this season.
Post-match interviews have been held on the side of the pitch since Project Restart due to strict COVID-related restrictions set by the Premier League.