Brighton’s gaffer Graham Potter came up almost immediately as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho, and is still one of the favourites to land the Tottenham job.
Like a revolving door, Spurs fans have watched a series of candidates fly onto the radar as quickly as they exited the scene. Now Potter is back in the mix, possibly as the frontrunner to land the role.
Whether two months ago or now, Potter continues to make sense for the club. The biggest knock against him is Brighton’s near-relegation status. The Seagulls finished in 16th place. However, they finished a convincing 13 points clear of relegation.
Tottenham fans looking for a more ambitious style of play after the past year might be concerned about Brighton’s meagre offensive output, but that was more to do with his players’ inability to finish than with the manager’s approach. While Potter isn’t afraid to utilize a low block when needed, he’ll also play an aggressive offensive style accompanied by an energetic high press.
Potter’s tactical flexibility, having utilized a number of formations (including some less common ones) at Brighton, should be seen as a unique and exciting asset.
With potential roster turnover, Potter would have little time to unify the squad and get them up to speed on his numerous tactical variations. If Spurs can adjust on the fly, they’ll be able to optimize one of Potter’s strongest characteristics.
One of these days we’ll learn who Tottenham’s new manager is, but there are far worse scenarios than seeing Graham Potter take the helm at Hotspur Way.