Sherwood does not think 45-year-old is ready to replace Mourinho at Spurs 

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Tim Sherwood has admitted that he is a fan of Graham Potter but claimed that the Brighton boss has not done enough to warrant the Tottenham Hotspur job.

Speculation about Mourinho’s future has gone into hyperdrive since Tottenham’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb last week, which knocked the Lilywhites out of the Europa League.

Reports indicate that Jose Mourinho needs to guide Spurs to a top-four finish in order to hold on to his job. 

Several names have been put forward as potential replacements for Mourinho, with Leipzig’s Julien Nagelsmann and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers said to be at the top of the club’s wishlist. 

Additionally, it has also been revealed that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri have both made it clear through their agents that they are interested in the Spurs job.

Potter is one of several young English coaches in the Premier League who has been hailed for his progressive philosophy.

While Sherwood admitted that the 45-year-old could achieve a lot more with quality players at his disposal, he insisted that Potter is not quite ready to make the step up to a club like Spurs. 

When asked whether the Brighton boss could replace Mourinho, the former Tottenham interim boss said on  Optus Sport’s The Analysis Show (as relayed by TBR Football): “Not now.

“The way he coaches his side, and the work he puts in the training ground as we have evidently seen – but look at it, he could still get relegated and then that would be a disaster. Then he’s going nowhere.

“There’s a real belief, he’s a training-ground coach – with better players, who knows what he could achieve. Jose could still take Spurs into top four, there’s still an opportunity to qualify for the Champions League and win the Carabao Cup.”

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I agree with Sherwood’s assessment that Potter has not done enough at Brighton to be touted as a potential Mourinho replacement. That is not to say that he will not go on to coach a top side in the future. If Spurs do decide to part ways with Mourinho at the end of the season, then I expect Nageslmann to be the club’s prefered choice to replace him.

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