New Tottenham manager in-tray: Get Harry Kane firing, change style and unite the dressing room

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New Tottenham manager in-tray: Get Harry Kane firing, change style and unite the dressing room
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After a disappointing start to the season, whoever replaces Nuno Espirito Santo in the Tottenham hotseat has a busy time ahead.

Spurs have lost half of their opening 10 Premier League games and fans made their frustrations clear during Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United.

The new manager, which looks as though it will be former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, has plenty to fix.

And here, Standard Sport takes a look at what will be on the agenda for the next man to take charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium…

Get Kane onside and firing again

It seems incredible to write, but we are in November and Harry Kane has scored just one Premier League goal.

The striker, who pushed for a move to Manchester City in the summer, just never looked like his usual self under Nuno.

Kane thrived under Jose Mourinho and the new manager in at Spurs must make it a priority to get a tune out of the England captain.

Tottenham fought hard to keep Kane and, after going through all that, they must get the most out of him.

If Spurs are to turn a corner, then Kane will be at the heart of it.

 (Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)

Create a style that appeals to fans

Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Nuno and, in truth, it was the manner of the loss that was particularly alarming.

Tottenham failed to have a single shot on target during the whole 90 minutes and fans booed decisions like substituting Lucas Moura.

Supporters never really bought into Nuno’s style, which was defensive and yielded just nine Premier League goals in 10 games.

The new manager must change that and at least try to strike a cord with Tottenham’s history of attacking and exciting football.

Add to the squad in January

Tottenham began a rebuild of their squad in the summer and make no mistake, there is still plenty to do.

The process needs to continue in January, particularly as Tottenham will still harbour hopes of qualifying for Europe this season.

They made some good additions in the summer, and there are obviously some exciting players in the squad, but more needs to be done.

If Tottenham don’t add, then they risk being left behind by their rivals and their new manager won’t have a chance of continuing the rebuild.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Get a tune out of Bergwijn, Lo Celso and Ndombele

Speaking of talent, Tottenham’s manager need look no further than the trio of Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele.

Combined the trio cost Spurs over £120million, but we are still yet to see the best of them.

All have shown flashes of brilliance at times, enough to make you believe there is talent there, but consistency has been lacking.

The new manager must find a way of getting a tune out of the trio. It could save Spurs millions in the transfer market.

Create a united dressing room

It would be wrong to say the Tottenham dressing room is an unhappy place, but it is certainly not a united one right now.

The likes of Dele Alli and Harry Winks have been marginalised and the new manager at least provides the chance for a clean slate.

Everyone will hope to get a fair crack of the whip and the opportunity to prove they deserve to be in the starting XI.

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