Pundit draws comparison between rumoured Spurs managerial target and Pochettino

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Danny Murphy believes there are parallels between the stage of the career which Graham Potter is currently in and where Mauricio Pochettino was when Spurs appointed him back in 2014. 

Previous reports have suggested that Daniel Levy is looking to appoint a manager who adopts a progressive style of play and specialises in developing young players.

Potter fits that profile better than most and the Brighton boss is rumoured to be one of the options which Spurs are looking at.

The 45-year-old has revolutionised Brighton’s style of play since arriving at the Amex Stadium in the summer of 2019, however, the Seagulls have not been able to quite transfer their performances into positive results this campaign.

Some sources have suggested that Potter’s lack of experience at a big club might put Levy off.

However, Murphy admitted that he is not surprised to see the Brighton boss being linked with the Tottenham hot seat given the style of football he has implemented at the South Coast.

The former Spurs midfielder told talkSPORT: “I understand [the link] because of the way Brighton play.

“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.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Some fans seem to be turning their noses up at Potter and suggesting that he has not done enough to warrant the Spurs job. However, anyone who has watched Brighton play more than a handful of times this season would know that the Seagulls would be much higher in the league if they had a half-decent finisher in the squad. If we cannot get Rodgers, Potter would be my number one choice as I believe the ceiling on what he can achieve with our current squad is quite high.

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