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Report: Levy left stunned as 46-year-old manager now rejects the Tottenham job

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Tottenham Hotspur chief Daniel Levy believed that he had got a deal for Graham Potter over the line, only for the Brighton & Hove Albion boss to reject the chance to join, The Sun say.

Tottenham decided to go after Potter after a string of rejections, but it is claimed that he felt that the move wouldn’t be a good career choice for him.

Despite Tottenham having far loftier ambitions at Brighton & Hove Albion, Potter may have had to relinquish some control over transfers and decision making if he was to move to Spurs.

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And it is claimed that the lure of Spurs was not enough to convince Potter that a move would be right for him at this time.

That is more disappointing for Levy, as he apparently felt that he really could get a deal over the line for the Brighton boss.

Levy apparently was of the belief that Potter was obtainable, but has now discovered that is not the case, in a surprise development for him.

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Levy back in control?

It is not clear quite where Tottenham will turn to after Potter’s rejection.

The move for the Brighton manager seems to fit with the promise that Levy made, that Spurs would turn to an attacking coach, who promotes young players.

Tottenham appeared to have been led off that path, after the arrival of Fabio Paratici as sporting director.

However, Potter would certainly appear to be more of a coach who would fit Levy’s public description of what he wanted from Tottenham’s next boss.

The problem for Spurs is that they are now beginning to run out of appealing options, after struggling for so long to get a deal over the line.

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