TalkSport insider Alex Crook has provided an update on Tottenham Hotspur and their reported pursuit of Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter.
Spurs haven’t had a lot of luck when it comes to finding a replacement for Jose Mourinho, with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Erik ten Hag deciding to further their careers by moving to Bayern Munich and staying at AFC Ajax respectively having reportedly been on the club’s shortlist to take over at the end of the season.
Seagulls boss Potter is also one of the names that has been floated around as a potential replacement, with claims that one of the club’s directors Steve Hitchen has him on his list of recommendations to pass on to chairman Daniel Levy.
However speaking on the TalkSport Gameday podcast (49:32), Crook claimed that he didn’t think that the move would happen and that Potter’s current club don’t seem overly concerned over the situation:
“Yeah, I don’t think it’s going to happen. But he is someone they’ve cast admiring glances at. My Brighton sources are telling me they’re pretty relaxed about the situation but I can see why he ticks a lot of boxes.”
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TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments about Graham Potter moving to Tottenham Hotspur
Crook’s comments are very good to hear because appointing Potter just doesn’t come across as a very ambitious appointment to make. To appoint someone who is struggling near the bottom of the table to take over a team that has such lofty ambitions just doesn’t seem right.
At least when they appointed Mauricio Pochettino, his tenure at Southampton proved he was a manager on the up, whereas Potter has barely taken Brighton a step forward since he took over on the South coast.
If Spurs want to aim big as a club, then they need to start with the name that they appoint, and Potter simply isn’t it.