The Daily Mail have revealed that a faction within the Tottenham hierarchy are pushing for Graham Potter to be appointed as the club’s next head coach.
A whole host of names have been put forward by different outlets over the last month as potential managerial targets for Spurs.
Over recent weeks, the names that have appeared most often are recently departed Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann, Burnley boss Vincent Kompany and Feyenoord manager Arne Slot (Daily Star).
Multiple publications have suggested that Mauricio Pochettino is not in consideration for the role, with The Athletic even claiming on April 5 that Tottenham have not even contacted the Argentine about returning to the club.
The Mail have now claimed that a number of players at Spurs would prefer Pochettino to return to the club this summer.
The publication adds that a faction at the North London club are pushing for a British manager such as Potter to be given the reins.
However, it is asserted that Kompany is Daniel Levy’s number one preference, with the Spurs chairman said to have a ‘definite fancy’ for the Belgian.
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Even if Levy and the Spurs board feel that Potter might be a good fit, the optics of hiring another Chelsea reject would be terrible, which is why I do not think the club will seriously consider a move for the 47-year-old.
Given the various reports doing the rounds over the last week, it does appear as if Kompany and Slot could be legitimate candidates if Nagelsmann turns down the job.
However, should Paratici’s ban be overturned and he resumes his role as the managing director of football, I would not be surprised if we end up hiring Luis Enrique.
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