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Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has requested a meeting with the club’s board to discuss the ‘short and long-term strategic vision’ for the club.

The Spurs have suffered consecutive Premier League defeats against London rivals Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.

She appointed former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo in June after a protracted search for a new manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April.

Tottenham Supporters’ Trust say it is ‘extremely concerned’ about the club’s direction

Nuno Espirito Santo's side were comfortably beaten in the North London derby by rival Arsenal

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were comfortably beaten in the North London derby by rival Arsenal

But despite having topped the league table after starting the new season with a trio of 1-0 wins, the Portuguese coach’s position is already being scrutinized by recent poor results, including 3-1. defeat of Sunday’s North London derby at the Emirates. Stadium.

“Over the past few weeks, we have been approached by an increasing number of trust members and the wider fan base who are deeply concerned about the current direction of THFC,” a statement from the fan group reads.

“We have requested a meeting with the club’s board to discuss both the short- and long-term strategic vision for the football club.

‘This (potential) meeting is therefore an opportunity for the decision makers of THFC to explain their plans to supporters.

“This explanation should include plans for this season and beyond, an explanation of how success is measured and how the club’s DNA is reclaimed.”

The fan group has 'requested a meeting' with the board to 'discuss the short- and long-term strategic vision'

The fan group has ‘requested a meeting’ with the board to ‘discuss the short- and long-term strategic vision’

After Mourinho’s resignation, Ryan Mason took charge of Tottenham as caretaker for the remainder of last season.

The Spurs were interested in Mauricio Pochettino’s return to north London, but Paris Saint-Germain would not let him go.

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, ex-Roma manager Paulo Fonseca and former AC Milan and Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso both looked set for the role before Nuno was finally revealed on June 30.

But just months into his tenure, Espirito Santo is now the third favorite among Premier League managers to be fired.

Only Newcastle’s Steve Bruce and Norwich’s Daniel Farke are more likely to be fired at the moment.

SkyBet has Nuno on 7/2 to be sacked by ruthless Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, while William Hill has a chance of being fired on 7/1, according to Oddschecker on Monday morning.

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust has previously protested against the club's owners

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has previously protested against the club’s owners

His appointment coincided with long-standing speculation about the future of star player Harry Kane as a tumultuous period continued for the club.

England captain Kane was closely linked with a move to champions Manchester City, but remains at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 28-year-old has yet to score a Premier League goal this season and Spurs’ form is compounded by some devastating stats.

They are ranked 20th in the Premier League for shots and chances created this season and have covered less distance than any other team.

Tottenham will play against Slovenian Mura in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday evening and return to the Premier League on Sunday against Aston Villa.

It comes after Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher broke through Spurs and Espirito Santo’s tactics in Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal.

Carragher was particularly scathing of the performances of the Spurs midfielders three – Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – in the Emirates.

Jamie Carragher was extremely critical of Tottenham's performance at Arsenal on Sunday

Jamie Carragher was extremely critical of Tottenham’s performance at Arsenal on Sunday

He said: “One minute into the game: Dele Alli, Ndombele and Hojbjerg are the midfielders, and they are not in the midfield.

“The only reason you would be there (outside of midfield) is if your manager told you to go there.

‘They wanted to go immediately, but to whom? Even if you win the ball, you need someone behind you to pick up the second balls, but Dele Alli was on the same page as Harry Kane.

“If you look at the midfield space, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it in my life.

‘Where would you like them? Certainly not there. There is less space on the moon than what you see in that midfield for Tottenham.

‘It’s actually unbelievable. The manager must have told them where to go: this is for the first goal. It would always happen.’

Espirito Santo's interview had to be withdrawn because he was mistreated by supporters after the game

Espirito Santo’s interview had to be withdrawn because he was insulted by supporters after the game

Sportsmail also exclusively revealed on Tuesday that Sky Sports gave Espirito Santo the license to discontinue his post-match interview after the North London Derby after receiving X-rated abuse from supporters.

When he arrived for his post-match interview, Nuno was forced to disappear back into the tunnel just as the interview was about to begin.

Head coaches are required to report to their post-match media duties within approximately 20 to 45 minutes of the final whistle, but it is unlikely that Spurs and Nuno will be reprimanded for not adhering to those terms given the circumstances.

Ultimately, Nuno returned to fulfill his media obligations after the majority of fans had gone home.

However, the issue of fan disruption has been a major problem in most top stadiums this season.

Since Project Restart, post-game interviews have been conducted on the pitch due to strict Covid-related restrictions put in place by the Premier League.

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