Mauricio Pochettino has suggested Tottenham return as pressure mounts on Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo is facing an uphill battle to save his job after Tottenham lost 3-0 at home to Manchester United on Saturday evening.

Spurs were outclassed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, failing to register a shot on target, and some fans have lost patience with the former Wolves boss.

His decision to bring off Lucas Moura in the second half was met by a chorus of boos, swiftly followed by chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ as the home fans vented their fury.

Following the manner of the defeat, Espirito Santo’s future as Spurs boss is being discussed by the club’s hierarchy and chairman Daniel Levy could be set to relieve him of his duties.

If he does depart, speculation will be rife regarding who will replace him, with the likes of Antonio Conte, Erik ten Hag and Roberto Martinez all linked with the job in the summer.

However, former manager Mauricio Pochettino is undoubtedly who the majority of Spurs fans want to see back in the hot seat.

The Argentinean was hugely popular with supporters during his five-and-a half years at the club between 2014-19, and it was a shock to many when he was replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Although he is now in charge of French giants Paris Saint-Germain, it is believed he could be tempted by a return to north London.

Pochettino told BT Sport last year that he could see himself managing the club again.

“Deep inside, I think maybe in five years, maybe in 10 years, the universe will see that before I die I will manage Tottenham again,” he said.

“If it’s possible I want to try to win one title because I want to feel what it is like to do that. The fans are amazing, all the love we received was amazing, and this would be a good opportunity to pay back all the love they showed us from day one.”

However, Pochettino’s contract at the Parc des Princes runs until 2023 and it would take a substantial amount of money to release the Argentinian from his deal with the Ligue 1 side.

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