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Exclusive: Lawrie Sanchez unconvinced by Graham Potter to Tottenham

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Former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez has exclusively told This is Futbol that he’s surprised Graham Potter is being touted as the next potential Tottenham manager, following a report in The Daily Mail that chief scout Steve Hitchen will recommend him to Daniel Levy.

The north London outfit are currently searching for a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last month with Spurs likely to miss out on Champions League football once again despite consecutive Premier League victories under Ryan Mason.

Daniel Levy already looks to have missed out on three of his top targets in Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who signed a contract extension with the Dutch giants last week to end speculation surrounding his future.

And recent reports claim that the Brighton manager could emerge as a possible contender to replace Mourinho in the hot-seat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Potter did an incredible job in Sweden with Ostersunds but this is only his third campaign in English football having left Swansea to join Brighton prior to the start of last season.

And whilst Sanchez praised Potter’s style of football, he’s not convinced he’ll become the next Spurs boss.

He told This is Futbol:

“Graham Potter is one of those who is falling all the way to the top. He obviously did brilliant in Sweden, that is a fantastic story. Getting into Europe and beating Arsenal in the Europa League.

“He went to Swansea, he did ok, they wanted to keep him, but they sold him on to Brighton, he’s done ok, but hasn’t done a lot better than Chris Hughton.

“And now they’re talking about him falling into Tottenham, that’s an amazing fall upwards. But I don’t think it will happen. He’s talked about as a bright young thing without the results to back it up. This brand of football must produce results.”

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