Journalist Dean Jones has revealed that, contrary to some of the reports doing the rounds over recent days, Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter are not in consideration for the Tottenham job.

Tottenham appear to be back to square one in their search for a new head coach after Arne Slot decided to remain at Feyenoord.

Over the last couple of days, multiple outlets have suggested that Tottenham could now turn to Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou (Independent) while Luis Enrique and Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim have also been mooted as potential options (The Athletic).

Curiously, The Daily Mail even suggested on Friday that Potter, who has been out of work since departing Chelsea in March, could also become a target for Tottenham.

Graham Potter


Perhaps the update that raised the most eyebrows was one from Football Transfers yesterday, which claimed that Rodgers has now been offered the Spurs job.

However, Jones has now dismissed those suggestions, insisting that moves for Potter or Rodgers are ‘non-starters’ for the Spurs hierarchy.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I know Spurs fans that wonder about the chances of Brendan Rodgers or Graham Potter coming in but up to this point, I have been told that has been a non-starter.

“So again, that has looked very unlikely. It might be the case that Spurs now have to go and explore that avenue, but everything I have heard makes me think both would take a lot of negotiating and persuading.”

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While we as fans cannot help but get nervous and follow the updates closely, a lot of supporters will benefit from not emotionally investing in the idea of certain candidates just because the media outlets say that a deal might be close.

It might have not entirely been Tottenham’s fault that Arne Slot decided to stay at Feyenoord but given that some Spurs fans were fully convinced that he was coming, the anger at the deal falling through seems to be directed at the club.

It would be better for a lot of fans to wait until there is official confirmation on an appointment before getting excited or disappointed.

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