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Brighton chairman comments on reported Tottenham interest in manager Graham Potter

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom has told The Athletic that he is “delighted” to see his manager Graham Potter being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. However, the Seagulls chief stated that he will continue to ignore links between Potter and Spurs until something concrete surfaces.

Potter, 46, has been linked on numerous occasions with a move to Tottenham following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The front-runners include the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte, but Potter continues to be linked, too. He has impressed in his stint at Brighton.

Since taking over at Brighton in 2019, the ex-Swansea gaffer has clocked up 85 games in charge – but only won 22 times. However, at Brighton, he has steered them away from relegation in both season – with a more, expansive style of play. Bloom commented on Tottenham’s interest in Potter:

“There are always stories if you’re doing well. We just carry on and ignore that. If anything happens, then we deal with it at that time. It reflects well on him and the club. I’m delighted for him but he’s our head coach. We’re delighted he’s here and we expect him to be here for many years to come.”

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Potter a good fit for Tottenham, but would fans be impressed?

Unfortunately for Potter and other English managers that are breaking through, they will struggle to get the top jobs. That is because it is more exciting for fans and the clubs themselves to go after a foreign manager. Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche, Potter and more have been linked with clubs.

But they have never got themselves a big job. If Spurs are going to appoint someone this summer, it will be a manager from overseas. Conte, Pochettino, Simone Inzaghi – they’re all above Potter in the pecking order.

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