Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo is already feeling the pressure less than two months into the new season after three rebound losses.
Spurs have lost back-to-back games 3-0 to Crystal Palace and Chelsea, before a devastating 3-1 loss to rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
Nuno has also seen his side held to a 2-2 draw against Rennes in the Europa League Conference and are desperate for their first victory since August.
The former Wolves manager insisted his players have a ‘total belief’ in him, but he has been reported as the most likely to be shown the exit door.
Simon Jordan has warned Nuno that the pressure will start to build if Tottenham fail to win their next two top games against Aston Villa and Newcastle.
But bookies have already put together a list of names that could replace him with doubts over the 47-year-old’s playing style after Spurs conceded nine goals and scored just one in their last three games. .
Brighton gaffer Graham Potter is among the main contenders for Nuno’s succession, with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers also in the mix.
Eddie Howe remains a free agent after leaving Bournemouth last year and he was linked with the post before Nuno was hired this summer.
Rumor has it that Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has returned to Spurs since leaving, but it would take a lot to convince the Argentine to drop Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Here’s the full list of top contenders, according to BetVictor.
- Graham Potter – 4/1
- Eddie Howe – 6/1
- Brendan Rodgers – 6/1
- Roberto Martinez – 8/1
- Mauricio Pochettino – 1/10
- Simone Inzaghi – 12/1
- Julen Lopetegui – 12/1
- Scott Parker – 12/1
- Paulo Fonseca – 14/1
- Erik ten Hag – 14/1
- Chris Wilder – 16/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 16/1
- Steven Gerrard – 16/1
- Arsene Wenger – 33/1
There has been a lot of criticism against Nuno recently – despite the Portuguese being named Premier League manager of the month of August.
However, the Spurs boss doesn’t seem to feel the pressure and just wants to focus on how he can improve things on the pitch.
He said, “I’m not worried about the judgments. What worries me is how we can play better. How to play better?
“Judgment, and criticism, and opinion and all of that is part of it. And we have to face this, we have to face this.
“It doesn’t interfere with the way we work, it can only distract us. I am very simple, I tell you: my goal is how can we improve ourselves, how can we improve ourselves.
“As for the fans, now is not the time to ask them. Of course, we need their support because the players and the team need the support of the fans.
“But now is not the time to ask them, this is the time to deliver. Now we have to give them so that they feel good with the team again.
“They see a strong, well-playing team, and things are getting back to normal.”