3. Brighton’s Graham Potter
Graham Potter has created a puritan’s football culture during his time at Brighton. Credited with cultivating an incredibly pleasing brand of football, Potter has his team executing a dynamic style more expected from elite teams.
A possession-based team, Brighton has been drilled to play on the front foot, with relentlessly high energy. If Brighton capitalized on more of their chances, they’d be nestled safely in the top half of the table. Unfortunately Potter’s side are particularly wasteful in front of goal.
That wouldn’t be the case with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale as his primary attacking options. Akin to Parker, the main knock on Potter is his lack of experience at the top level of football management. He spent a year in Swansea before taking the helm at Brighton in 2019.
However, the same could be said for Mauricio Pochettino before being appointed as Spurs manager. Prior to landing the Tottenham job, the Argentine managed Espanyol for three years before a one-year pitstop in Southampton.
Potter is an intriguing option, but, akin to Parker, it’s unlikely Daniel Levy will entrust a manager of his comparatively minimal experience. Potter is a popular figure amongst Tottenham’s players, many of whom back the gaffer in his bid for the job. But that won’t be enough in his quest to land the job.