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3 key areas the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur must fix immediately

Arjun Singh Devgan
Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo
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Tottenham Hotspur sacked Nuno Espirito Santo as manager on Monday following their poor start to the season which culminated in the 3-0 hammering by Manchester United in the Premier League over the weekend.

Former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with the north London side in order to become their new manager. Even if the Italian does become their new boss, there are a number of things that need to be fixed at the club.

Here, we take a look at the key challenges facing Tottenham.

1. Re-establish their identity


The biggest mistake made by the management was to sack Mauricio Pochettino and though it's been almost two years since they took the decision, the club have struggled to move on from a person who took them to their first ever Champions League final.

Jose Mourinho and Nuno failed to instill an identity in terms of playing style and if Conte does become manager, the first thing he will need to do is to get the side playing a certain brand of football and stick to it, irrespective of the results.

2. Ensure they sign the right players

Serge Aurier
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Tottenham have struggled in the recent past when it comes to recruitment of players, but that could be resolves as Conte and the club's managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, have worked well together in the past as seen by their success with Juventus between 2011 to 2014.

The club have spent just £94.6million over the past five seasons and it the onus will fall on Daniel Levy to give the new manager more investment and Conte especially demands that every club he goes to signs the players he wants, in order to challenge for trophies.

3. Inspire Harry Kane to recapture his form

Harry Kane
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One of the main reasons for Tottenham's struggles this season has been the poor form of Harry Kane, with the striker managing to score just one goal in nine appearances in the league so far.

While it could be down to the negative approach of Nuno, the England skipper has looked demotivated at times and Conte's appointment might just bring about a change in attitude, considering that the Italian is one of the best managers in the world and a serial winner.

However, with the player already 28-years-old and with less than three years remaining on his contract, it's time for the club to persuade Kane to remain with them - considering that it is no secret that he wants to leave the club for greener pastures.