Tottenham players have sent what seems like a clear message to their former manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, with none of them posting goodbye messages or well wishes on social media.
The Portuguese head coach had his job in north London for just four months before he was relieved of his duties on Monday.
It didn’t take Spurs long to replace him, with Antonio Conte being appointed on Tuesday, after rumours of interest in the Italian during the summer came of nothing.
The 52-year-old is coming to the capital to take charge of the Lilywhites team, who have won five and lost five of their opening ten Premier League games, sitting ninth in the table.
Mauricio Pochettino was one of Tottenham’s greatest managers, with his most notable achievement being the Champions League final in 2019.
The Argentinian was dismissed from his duties in November, just over six months after the final, which they lost to Liverpool.
The 19/20 season started with 14 points in 12 games, leading to Pochettino’s sacking and players were quick to thank their boss for his help during the time he was in the capital.
Both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min posted on their Instagram pages to thank the 49-year-old on the day of his dismissal. “I will be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We have had some amazing moments over the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter,” Kane’s post read.
Son also posted a heartfelt message: “Needless to say how much I thank this man. Words are powerless to express my gratitude. I have learned a lot from you not only in football, but in life. Good luck in your future and I wish you all the best.”
It took the club less than 24 hours to appoint the new manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese boss also got the Lilywhites to a final, this time the Carabao Cup, but he was sacked just a few days before the game was played.
The scoring duo again took to social media to thank the 58-year-old with the South Korean apologising for the managerial role not working out in north London and the England captain saying it was a pleasure to work with Mourinho.
Former player, Ryan Mason, then took the role of interim manager until the end of the season and being a fellow teammate, Kane took to Instagram once again to highlight what he believed it would mean to the 30-year-old to be in charge and that the team would give their all in the seven games he was in charge.
The well wishes to the managers from a number of the Spurs players in previous years make it even more strange that Espirito Santo hasn’t received one post from any of the current squad.
Yet again it was a quick turn around from the Portuguese’s sacking to the Italian’s appointment, but most of the Tottenham players have remained silent on their social media.
Emerson Royal posted about his disappointment after the 3-0 defeat to Man United on Saturday, whilst Bryan Gil and Lucas Moura have both taken to Instagram to post pictures, but neither are related to Tottenham.
Spurs have uploaded a number of pictures welcoming the new manager but only former players Christian Eriksen, Mason and Jermaine Jenas have liked them, prolonging the first team’s silence.
The reason for not posting is not clear but with how quick they were to upload thanks and well wishes to former managers, it could indicate a message as to how the players felt about Espirito Santo.