Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘never happy’ to see manager lose job after Tottenham sack Nuno Espirito Santo

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘never happy’ to see manager lose job after Tottenham sack Nuno Espirito Santo
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent his support to Nuno Espirito Santo after Tottenham sacked their head coach following a string of poor performances and increasing fan unrest.

It seemed inevitable that Nuno’s time in charge at north London was up following Saturday’s 3-0 loss at home to Manchester United, the fourth time in ten Premier League matches this season Spurs have conceded three goals in a game.

Solskjaer himself went into the match under huge pressure after his side’s dismal collapse against Liverpool, with Antonio Conte rumoured to be a potential replacement at Old Trafford should the United board decide to part ways with the Norwegian.

But Solskjaer bought himself more time with the much-needed win and in doing so accelerated Nuno’s departure, leaving the Tottenham hot-seat seemingly vacant for Conte.

Ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Atalanta, the United boss spoke of his regret at seeing a fellow Premier League manager lose their job.

“It’s never nice to see good men lose their jobs, he’s been working hard and I don’t know what the situation is at Tottenham but as a colleague, you are never happy when that happens,” Solskjaer said.

“You try to get in touch with him and tell him your feelings.”

Having conceded nine goals in their two Premier League games before facing Tottenham, Solskjaer and his players faced huge criticism for the level of their performances and the apparent lack of defensive structure.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

While the pressure has eased somewhat after Saturday’s victory, the United boss insisted he was not affected by the speculation surrounding his future, but instead relished the challenge of finding solutions and proving his critics wrong.

“Criticism can make you doubt yourself or you can stand up for yourself. I’ve always enjoyed it, keep it coming,” Solskjaer said.

“ We’ve all got different jobs and it is their jobs to give their opinion. I am not here to fight with anyone.”

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