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Lille confirm departure of two Portuguese coaches to join Mourinho at Spurs

Goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos was on the books with Benfica when Mourinho coached the Lisbon side.

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PORTUGUESE DUO JOAO Sacramento and Nuno Santos are to leave their jobs as coaches at Lille in order to become part of compatriot Jose Mourinho’s staff at Tottenham Hotspur, the French club said on Wednesday.

Sacramento, 30, was the assistant coach to Christophe Galtier in northern France. He initially joined Lille in January 2017 and worked under former coach Marcelo Bielsa, who was sacked later that year.

Santos has worked as goalkeeping coach at Lille since the summer of 2018.

Now 46, he was a goalkeeper on the books at Benfica in 2000 when Mourinho began his coaching career with the Lisbon giants.

Both men were close to Luis Campos, the Portuguese transfer guru who works as an advisor for Lille and is also close to Mourinho.

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