Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter would reportedly snub the opportunity to take on the same role at Tottenham Hotspur [The Sun].
The Lowdown: Spurs still managerless
Much uncertainly looms over the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the north London side gear up for 2021/22. Still managerless since Jose Mourinho was sacked in April [BBC], many fans will be looking for clarity ahead of their extensive rebuild.
Nuno Espirito Santo is the leading candidate for the position following talks with the Spurs hierarchy [BBC], but one man who definitely will not be coming to the club even if he is asked is Seagulls boss Potter.
Would Potter have been a good fit for Tottenham?
The Latest: Potter will definitely not be Spurs’ new manager
The 46-year-old is in no rush to leave his current club. Contracted until 2025, he would cost an extortionate £15m to prise away from the Amex Stadium [The Sun].
Spurs momentarily had a passing interest in his services, but it is understood from people close to the former Swansea manager that he would only be tempted to leave Brighton for a ‘top four’ club – namely Manchester City or Liverpool – as he continues to cultivate his reputation [The Sun].
The Verdict: Potter denouncement is another blow for Spurs hierarchy
These developments will surely come as a major frustration to Tottenham supporters and the club’s hierarchy. Going almost two-and-a-half months without a full-time manager , the Lilywhites face a race against time in order to start assembling a squad in the image of a prospective new boss come pre-season.
Potter may have been an ideal fit for the role, owing to his reputation for attacking football and maximising the output of individuals. Across his managerial career, he has picked up an impressive 153 wins from 360 fixtures [Transfermarkt].
Once labelled as ‘the best English manager right now’ by two-time Champions League-winning manager Pep Guardiola [Sussex Live], the 46-year-old seems to have a bright future as a head coach. As for Spurs, their best course of action would be to announce a manager in the coming weeks, with Nuno looking set to be that man [Football Insider].
In other news, a Sky Sports pundit has dropped his verdict on potential Spurs transfer activity
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