The Tottenham players have been told they should be ‘ashamed’ of themselves following Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking.

Spurs made the decision to axe Nuno on Monday after just 10 Premier League games in charge, on the back of a dismal 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United.

Nuno didn’t last long as Spurs manager and the hunt is now on for his replacement

The fans booed the team off the pitch as frustrations boiled over after another disappointing display on Saturday.

Spurs have been lacklustre on the pitch and talkSPORT’s Alex Crook reported on Sunday that the players did not enjoy his training regime and had not warmed to the Portuguese coach.

Reacting to the news, former Premier League stars Trevor Sinclair and Jamie O’Hara says the players should take a look at themselves.

Sinclair said: “He’s very unlucky. Five wins, five losses. 10 games to be in the job, I think the players should be embarrassed by what they’ve given him.

“You’ve got players who have come in like [Cristian] Romero, he’s got a lot to say to [Pablo] Fornals on the floor, but the ability they’ve shown and desire to win football matches for Tottenham, I’ve not seen that.

The Tottenham players have been told they should be embarrassed about their performances under Nuno

“It’s not just one man losing his job, that’s why I hate talking about manager’s losing their jobs.

“This is a group of men who have committed themselves and given that commitment to Nuno. They’ve all probably moved away from home and their families and all been sacked this morning.

“I think that’s absolutely disgraceful from Tottenham.”

Former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara added: “The players should be ashamed of themselves. At the end of the day, as a manager you are relying on 11 other guys to go out there and put in a performance for you.

“They haven’t done that for him. They’ve not been good enough. Whether you like him or not or if you didn’t like his training, as a player you go out there and you give everything on the football pitch.

“The Spurs players haven’t done that and that’s unacceptable.”

Conte is in the frame to replace Nuno

Attention will now turn to who could replace Nuno, with the club understood to be confident of appointing Antonio Conte.

The Italian is believed to be their top target, with the likes of Brighton manager Graham Potter and former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca also linked with the now-vacant job.

O’Hara added: “I would absolutely love Graham Potter, but that isn’t going to happen. He runs the ship at Brighton, he runs everything there.

“He’s got his team the way they want it and I’m telling you now forget Graham Potter. It ain’t happening. 

“I think you could possibly go with Fonseca and maybe entice him again. I know they had a chat before.

“I would personally try and get Antonio Conte. You’ve got to get him because he’s so good.”


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