If report is true, Levy has another manager in mind besides Nuno - and Spurs fans would love him - TBR View
Spurs are still in pursuit of a new manager, two months since Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
Tottenham came close to landing a new boss on a few occasions, but to no avail.
Spurs reportedly spoke to Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca, and both seemed likely to take the reins.
However, talks fell through in both cases, so Spurs are still searching for Mourinho’s successor.
Now, Tottenham are apparently in talks with Nuno Espirito Santo, formerly of Wolves.
Some Spurs fans aren’t convinced about the prospect of Nuno joining, with some concerns about his style of football.
However, there may still be some hope that another manager could join, if one report is correct.
On Thursday night, The Sun reported that Brighton boss Graham Potter was the frontrunner.
At the end of last season, Daniel Levy promised to appoint a new manager committed to attacking football and blooding young players.
He admitted the club “lost sight of some key priorities and what’s truly in our DNA” in an end-of-season letter to supporters.
While Potter wouldn’t be as straightforward to land as Nuno, he’s very much the right option for Spurs.
According to The Sun, apparently, Brighton would not stand in his way, although they would want compensation, with his Amex deal running until 2025.
Spurs manager search should lead to Poch-like Potter
Potter fits the bill – he is a young, progressive manager who likes playing exciting football and gets teams punching above their weight.
In addition, Potter gives young talents a chance in the first team.
A month ago, talkSPORT pundit Danny Murphy suggested Spurs could try out the Pochettino-style route of appointing a young manager from a modest club.
“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.”