Brighton’s Graham Potter is on Steve Hitchens’ list of recommendations for the Tottenham Hotspur job
Posted On May 3, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur technical director Steve Hitchen has Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter on his list of recommendations as the club search for a new boss continues.
According to Sporstmail, the 45-year-old has admirers at Spurs, and chairman Daniel Levy may be tempted to appoint him this summer.
Hitchen has led the search for Jose Mourinho’s successor in the North London outfit, and he wants a young and dynamic coach with a commitment to adventurous football.
Potter has been involved in a relegation battle with Brighton for most of this term, and it took the 2-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday to guarantee his side’s safety.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola described him as the best English manager in the world earlier this season and the Spaniard is not one to flatter.
Although Potter is not the great manager Tottenham, their chairman and fans will love to sign, but his methods and style of play are worth playing on.
His team is fourth in the Premier League’s expected goal (xG) table, and having a manager who is capable of delivering such a style at Spurs can make them challenging for the Premier League title and other trophies.
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are among the best finishers in the world and Brighton can push for a top-four finish where they lead their attack.
Brighton’s xG (expected goals) are 51, but they have only managed 35 goals and that has condemned them to the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Tottenham under Potter will definitely have a bigger xG and goals and they have to take a point that such a manager has been rejected by three top goals.
The former Swansea City manager won three campaigns and the Swedish Cup with Ostersund, which led them to the knockout stage 2017-18 in the Europa League. He has the potential to become a Premier League-winning boss.
Guardiola sees it and the Spurs must lure him to north London this summer if they are to start winning silverware soon.
In other news, the 40-year-old is reportedly emerging as the favorite for the Spurs managerial job.