According to The Sunday Mirror (10/10; page 71), via The Boot Room, Nuno Espirito Santo’s spell at Tottenham is already in heavy danger, with Daniel Levy prepared to pay the £15m compensation package needed to hire Graham Potter.
The Lowdown: Nuno under pressure
Nuno was hired to replace Jose Mourinho as the next permanent Spurs manager in the summer, but things have not gone too well for him so far.
After winning each of his first three Premier League games 1-0, Spurs have won just two of their seven matches since then, including a 3-1 loss to Arsenal in the north London derby (Sky Sports).
The Latest: Levy eyes Potter
As per this latest report, Levy already has a replacement lined up for Nuno if the two go their separate ways.
The Spurs chairman will move to try and take Potter to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is prepared to pay £15m in compensation to prise him away from Brighton, who are concerned that an approach from the north Londoners is inevitable.
The Verdict: Right target
Given the job Potter is doing on the south coast, it is not hard to see why Levy is interested in the 46-year-old. So far this season, Brighton have won six of their nine matches, which works out a win percentage of 67%, and have lost just once. The Seagulls duly sit in a very respectable sixth place in the Premier League.
Would you like Graham Potter as manager?
£15m is a large fee, of course, but having the right manager is just as important, if not more so, than the players in his charge. Potter has earned the right to move to a club with larger chances of success and bigger budgets, although it is not sure whether he would be eager to make the move.
In other news, Jose Mourinho’s stance on this Spurs player has been praised
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