Tottenham Hotspur have ended their interest in Brighton boss Graham Potter after it emerged that they would have to pay a hefty compensation package of to the Seagulls, according to the Daily Star.
The report claims that Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is still in contention for the head coach post in North London, along with Nuno Espirito Santo after learning that they would have to part with £20million to land Potter and his backroom staff.
Tottenham’s financial issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have seen Daniel Levy decide to rule out the former Swansea City coach with cash at the club said to be tight.
Martinez will lead Belgium into their Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Portugal this evening.
The Daily Mail claimed in May that the Spaniard would be interested in the Tottenham job after his involvement in this summer’s tournament comes to an end.
Football Insider have suggested that former Wolves man Espirito Santo has agreed terms with Spurs and could be appointed by this evening.
£20million would be a big outlay for a club to look to prise a manager away from their current employer. A free agent such as Espirito Santo would be a much more attractive option from a financial perspective, however it remains to be seen whether this would be enough for Levy given the fact that the Portuguese does not meet the criteria the chairman recently set out to supporters.
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