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Tottenham drop interest in 46 y/o PL head coach; international manager still under consideration

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Brighton manager, Graham Potter, on the sidelines. Copyright: Phil Duncan PSI-12427-0040

Tottenham drop interest in Graham Potter, Roberto Martinez still an option

According to the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur have decided to end their interest in Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter as the search for a new head coach continues.

Tottenham have been on the lookout for a new permanent manager since the last week of April when Jose Mourinho was let go of. However, the search has gone anything but smooth as Spurs have had to deal with setbacks at every step of the way.

Graham Potter a candidate for Tottenham manager job
Graham Potter has been considered for the Tottenham job

As the search for the managers continued, Potter had emerged as one of the contenders to take over the Tottenham hotseat next term. The Englishman has done a fine job at Brighton & Hove Albion given the means at his disposal while he had impressed at his former clubs Ostersunds as well as Swansea City.

Regarded as one of the best young managers by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Potter would have made a good candidate for Tottenham. However, the club are now said to have decided to end their interest in the 46-year-old.

This is because the north London giants were told that they would have to pay a whopping £20m in compensation to Brighton in order to secure the services of the manager.

Considering that he signed a new six-year contract with the Seagulls only last year, it put them in a strong negotiating position and they are now doing their best to stave off the suitors by demanding a huge compensation.

Nuno Espirito Santo Tottenham target (GETTY Images)
Nuno Espirito Santo is the leading contender for the Tottenham job (GETTY Images)

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The report adds that former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the next leading contender for Tottenham but also claims that Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez is still being considered. The ex-Everton and Wigan Athletic boss has worked wonders with the Belgian national team and has experience in the Premier League.

However, as things stand, it seems like Nuno Espirito Santo is the frontrunner to be named the next manager of Tottenham.

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