Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the sacking of manager Nuno Espirito Santo after just four months in charge.
Santo departs alongside his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa, and Antonio Dias.
In a statement, Tottenham noted: “The Club can today announce that Nuno Espírito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.”
The sacking comes two days after the club lost 0-3 to Manchester United with the search for a new coach beginning in earnest.
On his part, Spurs managing Director Fabio Paratici said: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.
“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”
The club confirmed that a further coaching update will follow in due course with Ryan Mason expected to be in charge of the team on an interim basis.
Among those tipped to take over at the club include former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte and Porto boss Sergio Conceicao who said to have admirers at Spurs.
Spurs face Dutch side Vitesse on Thursday and return to Premier League action against Rafe Benitez’s Everton on Sunday.