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Danny Murphy thinks Spurs could be planning Pochettino-style appointment

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Danny Murphy thinks Spurs could be planning Pochettino-style appointment

Danny Murphy has spoken about the prospect of Tottenham Hotspur appointing Graham Potter, suggesting Spurs could potentially “surprise one or two” by going for a talented young manager.

Tottenham are currently in the process of looking for a new permanent manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking a fortnight ago.

Potter has done well in English football since arriving on these shores from Ostersund in 2019, first with Swansea and now with Brighton.

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Despite battling relegation with the Seagulls in his two seasons in charge, the 45-year-old has gained plaudits for his attacking brand of football.

Indeed, Potter has already been linked with the Tottenham role, The Guardian claiming last week that he’s on their radar.

And Murphy reckons Tottenham could turn to an up-and-coming coach in Potter like they did with Mauricio Pochettino, who took charge of Spurs in 2014 after 18 months with Southampton.

“I understand [the link] because of the way Brighton play,” he told talkSPORT.


“Similarly we were talking off air about when Tottenham brought in Pochettino. He’d only been at Southampton for five minutes before they took him.

“So they could go down that route again. It might surprise one or two.

“Tottenham fans generally want someone who has been there and done it before, but they’ve just gone down that road and it didn’t work.

“So I’m not surprised he [Potter] is linked with the job, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Brighton all but confirmed their Premier League status for another season with a 2-0 win over Leeds on Saturday.

They also boast an impressive defensive record of just 39 goals conceded in the top flight, the lowest in the bottom half of the table.

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