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Report claims there's a new frontrunner for Spurs manager's job - it's not Nuno

Spurs are still on the lookout for a new manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in April.

It’s not been smooth sailing for Tottenham, whose search for a new coach has been fruitless so far.

On Thursday night, reports claimed that former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was the Spurs frontrunner.

This didn’t go down well with sections of the fanbase, concerned about his style of football.

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However, The Sun now claims that Graham Potter is now the latest frontrunner for the Spurs job.

The outlet claims Daniel Levy is particularly keen on the Brighton manager.

Spurs enjoyed success the last time they appointed a manager from a south coast club.

And apparently, Brighton would not stand in his way, although they would want compensation, with his Amex deal running until 2025.

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Potter has kept the south coast club punching above their weight and has comfortably secured another season of top-flight football.

Earlier in his career, he shone at Swedish club Ostersund, steering them from the fourth tier to the top flight.

Potter also won a Swedish Cup at the club, and embarked on a solid Europa League run.

He took the next step in 2019 as he began his managerial journey in English football by joining Championship Swansea City.

But within the space of a year, he made the step up to the Premier League by taking the Brighton reins.

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“Deserves a lot of credit”

Premier League legend Alan Shearer named Potter as his manager of the week on 4 May.

Brighton had beaten Leeds 2-0, a result that put them 10 points clear of the bottom three with four games left to play.

“Brighton & Hove Albion look safe now, and Potter has got them there playing good football,” Shearer wrote on the Premier League website.

“He deserves a lot of credit.”

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