Steve Hitchen will play a pivotal part in Tottenham Hotspur’s recruitment of a new head coach, according to the Daily Mail.
Hitchen was promoted to the role of Technical Performance Director last September with his remit covering the responsibility of scouting, performance and recruitment analysis and youth recruitment together.
The report claims that Hitchen has identified Brighton boss Graham Potter as one of the names on the North London outfit’s shortlist.
Such is the influence that Hitchen carries at Tottenham, it is said that it will be the 44-year-old’s recommendations that will grace the table of chairman Daniel Levy for consideration to replace Jose Mourinho.
Hitchen is said to have earmarked Potter as a candidate given the fact that he wants the club to recruit a strategic coach, with Levy requiring persuasion that a younger, forward-thinking coach is what he needs in his next head coach.
Brighton are currently fourteenth in the Premier League table, having won just one of their last five top flight fixtures.
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