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Graham Roberts delivers verdict on Graham Potter as potential Tottenham manager
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Graham Roberts delivers verdict on Graham Potter as potential Tottenham manager

Responding to a Tottenham fan, Spurs icon Graham Roberts has backed a potential pursuit of Brighton manager Graham Potter ahead of the summer window as the London club continue to look for Jose Mourinho’s successor.

Spurs have been linked with numerous options over the past few days since Mourinho’s sacking. Plenty have already ruled themselves out from taking over though, with RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann set to join Bayern Munich.

Brendan Rodgers has no interest in swapping Leicester for Spurs – while a move for Belgium’s Roberto Martinez or England gaffer Gareth Southgate might prove detrimental as Daniel Levy would have to wait until after the Euros.

Potter, 45, has impressed since taking over at Brighton in the summer of 2019 – getting the south coast club playing some lovely football. It is widely-believed that the Seagulls deserve to be higher in the table, currently sitting in 17th.

Proposed with the idea of ex-Swansea manager Potter taking over at Tottenham, Spurs icon Roberts responded by backing a proposed move for the £19,000-a-week (Express) manager – who has a contract until June 2025.

TBR’s view – Potter would be a good appointment on paper

But Spurs fans are an expectant bunch. Would the overriding majority be happy to see a relatively inexperienced boss take over from interim boss Ryan Mason – given that he has only spent two years at the top level?

Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag has been strongly linked and he appears to be favoured among Spurs fans, as does Fulham’s Scott Parker given the ex-England star’s Spurs past. But on paper, Potter could be a very good appointment.

He has the tactical nous, proven in his two years at Burnley, and the man management. Does he have the necessary transfer acumen? Time will tell, but Potter has the potential to be a decent addition at Tottenham.

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