Next Spurs manager: Nuno new favourite after sensationally leaving Wolves

Odds tumble on Portuguese coach taking over at Tottenham Hotspur

Nuno Espirito Santo is leaving Wolves at the end of the season.
Nuno Espirito Santo is leaving Wolves at the end of the season.

Nuno Espirito Santo has been installed as the new favourite to take over as Tottenham Hotspur manager after sensationally stepping down at Wolves.

Nuno is to leave the club at the end of the season after four years in charge at Molineux.

Sunday’s Premier League game against Manchester United will be his last game in charge and the Portuguese coach has been strongly linked with the vacant manager’s role at Spurs.

“Our ambition was to make a positive change and push this football club forward, and I am proud to say that we did that every single day. We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together,” Nuno said in a statement.

“I, of course, want to thank all of the staff at Wolves, for their support and total commitment, every single day.

“Most importantly, I want to thank each and every player that we’ve worked with since the day we started, for their loyalty, their dedication, hard work and talent. They are the ones who have made this amazing journey possible for us.

“Sunday will be a very emotional day, but I am so happy that the fans will be back in Molineux and we can share one last special moment together, as one pack.”

Nuno was immediately installed as the 4/9 favourite for the Spurs job, from 14/1 with BoyleSports to land the role. Scott Parker is the second favourite at 7/1 from 5/1 while Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has been eased out to 8/1 from the 9/4 original favourite.

Next Spurs manager odds

4/9 Nuno Espirito Santo; 7/1 Scott Parker; 8/1 Roberto Martinez, Simone Inzaghi; 9/1 Ralf Rangnick; 10/1 Graham Potter; 11/1 Hansi Flick; 12/1 Brendan Rodgers, Erik Ten Hag, 16/1 Jurgen Klinsmann, Julian Lopetegui, Ralph Hassenhuttl, Eddie Howe, Ryan Mason; 20/1 Rafa Benitez.

Next Wolves manager odds

6/5 Bruno Lage; 9/2 Paulo Fonseca; 5/1 Vitor Pereira; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 9/1 Rui Faria; 10/1 Scott Parker; 12/1 John Terry, Roberto Martinez; 14/1 Chris Wilder, Sean Dyche; 16/1 Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira, Pedro Martins; 25/1 Steven Gerrard