According to Brian Owen of the Argus, Brighton & Hove Albion have claimed there has been no Tottenham approach for Graham Potter. Spurs are still searching for a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on April 19 2021.
Spurs Yet to Make Graham Potter Approach
Search for a New Manager Continues
Daniel Levy is under pressure to find a manager suitable for replacing Jose Mourinho. And finding someone that can take Tottenham to the next level. So far, Levy has been knocked back by several big names. There were reports that former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was in line for the job. Although, PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi quickly shut down that rumour.
Since then, Antonio Conte was the front runner for the position. The Guardian reported that Spurs called off the appointment of Conte due to concerns over his demands. Paulo Fonseca was a target but when Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso became available, Spurs switched their sights. Incredibly, the Gattuso deal also fell through. Graham Potter and Erik ten Hag are still in the thoughts of Levy.
Levy has written an open letter to the fans in which he states: “We shall focus on the recruitment of a new Head Coach. We are acutely aware of the need to select someone whose values reflect those of our great Club and return to playing football with the style for which we are known – free-flowing, attacking and entertaining – whilst continuing to embrace our desire to see young players flourish from our Academy alongside experienced talent.”
The urgent need for a manager is evident and Levy is running out of options.
Is Graham Potter the Right Man for the Job?
Graham Potter led Brighton to a 16th place finish in the 2020/2021 season, finishing on 41 points. This was the Seagulls’ highest-ever points total in the Premier League. However, rather than the points tally, it is the impressive performances from Brighton that led to an interest in Graham Potter.
The 46-year-old has transformed Brighton from sturdy and traditional into possession-based and entertaining. Free-flowing wingbacks contribute to a swashbuckling style that works. Even though Brighton still hovers in the conversation of relegation, they never look in serious trouble. For a team with a relatively small budget, Potter is exceeding expectations.
Levy is keen to find a manager that can cultivate young players and play attacking football. With young players like Tariq Lamptey flourishing under Graham Potter and his attacking style, this certainly ticks the boxes for Tottenham.
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