Tottenham president Daniel Levy could do a lot worse than turn to Brighton boss Graham Potter as Jose Mourinho’s successor, according to expert Danny Murphy.
The Portuguese brandon was phased out last month, with the old Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason take the reins until the end of the season. However, it seems highly unlikely that he will get the job permanently, with a number of names still linked to the job.
The Special One has since found a new job and will take the helm at Roma next season.
Spurs have already been repelled by Julian Nagelsmann, Erik Ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers. However, names like Ralf Rangnick, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez remains in the frame.
On Tuesday, it emerged that Scott Parker was now the favorite to take over. He has played well with Fulham, despite their struggles this season. He also has a connection with the club, having played for them between 2011 and 2013.
However, Tottenham’s technical performance director Steve Hitchen would have recommended the date instead of Potter.
At first glance, Potter appears to be a maverick selection, given Brighton’s struggles this season. However, his style of play certainly fits the profile of the type of manager Tottenham want.
Potter has also been praised by figures like Pep Guardiola for the way the Seagulls go about their business.
An impressive statistic from WhoScored also revealed that only six top teams had more shots on target per game than Brighton. The south coast also averages over 50% ownership.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has seen his side beaten twice by Brighton this season and he too has been impressed by Potter.
Now Murphy has explained why the Seagulls boss would be a decent date.
“I understand [the link] because of the way Brighton plays, ”said Murphy talkSPORT.
“Likewise, we were talking off the air about when Tottenham brought in Pochettino.
“He was only in Southampton five minutes before they took him away. So they could go down that road again. It might surprise one or two.
“Tottenham fans usually want someone who has been there before and has done it before, but they just went down that road and it hasn’t worked.
“So I’m not surprised that he [Potter] is related to work, but we’ll have to wait and see. “
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Tottenham return for Aarons
Meanwhile, Tottenham has rekindled interest in a raid for Norwich full-back Max Aarons but could face a battle from a Premier League rival, according to a report.
The 21-year-old became an exciting talent last season, having appeared in 36 of 38 Premier League games. In addition, he made a remarkable figure in the midst of the Canaries’ relegation to the championship. As such, Spurs reportedly had an interest in the Englishman last summer, but couldn’t convince Norwich to sell.
However, Aarons has sparked further talk about his future this season, playing in 44 of 45 games to help Norwich seal an immediate return to the Premier League.
According to Football insider, Tottenham have therefore rekindled their interest in the England Under-21 international.
Indeed, they made the addition of the right-back “one of their main priorities” this summer.
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