Next Spurs manager: Tottenham reportedly told by PL rival they'd want £20m for manager and backroom team
Spurs were told that appointing Graham Potter as their next manager and bringing his backroom team with him would cost the club £20 million, according to a report from the Daily Star.
Tottenham, of course, are continuing their search for their new boss. As noted by the Daily Star, they have been heavily linked with so many names since Jose Mourinho’s tenure ended.
The Daily Star is now reporting that Nuno Espirito Santo is a main target, while Roberto Martinez remains a contender for the post.
It was claimed earlier this week that serious thought had been given to targeting Potter.
However, that report from the Daily Mail hinted that Nuno had become the leading candidate.
And perhaps the reason for looking elsewhere has now come to light.
According to the Daily Star, Brighton told Tottenham that Potter and his backroom team would cost £20 million.
The Seagulls are in a strong position. The report notes that he signed a six-year deal last season.
Next Spurs manager: Potter a talented coach, but £20m spend would be poor move
Potter looks to have a lot of potential. Brighton are clearly a talented side. And they play an impressive brand of football.
However, spending £20 million to bring the 46-year-old and his team to the club would be an incredibly questionable move.
Of course, the priority has to be finding the best candidate. But Potter is arguably not a clear standout option.
So if they can get Nuno for free, or another name for a lower fee, then Spurs surely cannot justify paying out £20 million for the Englishman.
Tottenham have struggled to unite the fanbase on the same page as them in their search for Mourinho’s permanent successor.
But it is difficult to imagine many Spurs fans disagreeing their stance of looking past Potter.
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