‘Seventh choice’ – Pundit claims managers will be put off Spurs job

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Former Aston Villa forward, Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed that managers will be put off the Tottenham job due to the number of names being linked. 

Agbonlahor argued that even the likes of Graham Potter would not want to be Tottenham’s fifth, sixth or seventh choice boss to take over.

Alasdair Gold reported that Spurs pushed hard to re-sign Pochettino this summer. ESPN also revealed that Tottenham are in talks with Antonio Conte.

The Daily Mail even reported earlier this year that Scott Parker and Graham Potter were potential candidates for the role.

The Lilywhites have been without a permanent head coach since Jose Mourinho was sacked back in late April, although Ryan Mason took control on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.

Agbonlahor also added that he would not go near the Tottenham job due to the amount of money that needs to be spent on the team.

Spurs come into this transfer window off the back of a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last season, as well as a poor Europa League campaign.

When asked if Tottenham’s recruitment process could put off managers, Agbonlahor said (Football Insider): “100 per cent.

“These managers, even Graham Potter, they don’t want to be fifth choice, sixth choice, seventh choice.

“That’s the problem with Spurs now, there are so many different managers being linked.

“If I’m Graham Potter I’m saying no. He’s got a really good project like Brighton where they play really good football. He’s got the faith from the board.

“I wouldn’t touch the Spurs job, to be honest. They need a lot of money spent on the team.”

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