Tottenham Hotspur technical director Steve Hitchen has Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter on his shortlist for next Spurs manager.
According to the Daily Mail, the executive is one of a number of people at the north London club who admires the Seasiders’ manager. Hitchen is thought to have included the Englishman on his list of recommendations that go upstairs for consideration to CEO Daniel Levy.
Despite the south coast outfit’s lowly position in the Premier League table, Potter has been roundly praised for the work he has carried out at the AMEX Stadium. Following his clash against Manchester City, Pep Guardiola highly praised the Solihull-born man, calling him ‘one of the best English managers‘
One of the plus points for Brighton, despite their relegation dog fight, is their ability to create goal-scoring chances with the Seasiders sitting in eighth place for expected goals scored (xG).
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It was revealed by the Guardian back in April that the club’s chief executive was looking to make an ‘attack-minded’ appointment after sacking Jose Mourinho just days before the Carabao Cup final. The publication also claimed the candidate has to have a ‘modern’ outlook and have a track record in developing young players.
If ever there is a Premier League manager who matches the profile Levy is looking it is Potter, who has done a stunning job with the coastal club.
While the club’s position of 14th may leave you feeling underwhelmed over his managerial credentials, there is little more the former Ostersunds man can do than set out his team and tactics.
The finishing has been nothing short of abysmal from the Brighton forwards and had it been better, data suggests the club could have accumulated 58 points after 34 league games.
With Tottenham chasing a young, forward-thinking boss, there’s no man better suited for the job than the 45-year-old, who has shown over the course of his top-flight career he has the ability to manage at a higher level.