Brighton boss Graham Potter ‘favourite ahead of Pochettono to replace Antonio Conte at Tottenham if Italian quits Spurs’

BRIGHTON boss Graham Potter may very well be subsequent in line for the Tottenham job if Antonio Conte forces an early exit. 

According to the Telegraph, Potter has edged out different supervisor prospects equivalent to Mauricio Pochettino and Robert Mancini.

Graham Potter is reportedly the lined up alternative for Tottenham Supervisor Antonio Conte if he leaves on the finish of the seasonGetty

Though fan favorite Pochettino making a return to North London would make crowds joyful, Potter positively has his deserves. 

His profession prospects are so brilliant that some reports suggest Potter is the pure successor for England supervisor Gareth Southgate when his contract expires in 2024. 

Reviews counsel Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was keen to cough up £15million compensation to get Potter on board, earlier than finally appointing Conte final 12 months.

Nevertheless, if Levy tried to signal him now it could price him simply £10m as he has one much less 12 months on his contract. 

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Potter has helped Brighton to a decent ninth place within the Premier League desk, and had also caught the eye of Manchester United chiefs in their hunt for a permanent manager.

They have been searching for a alternative for interim boss Ralf Rangnick though they finally settled on Erik ten Hag who is ready to take over the reins quickly. 

So why would the Lilywhites want a alternative? 

Conte has received Spurs firing of late and his facet are in a scrap with Arsenal for fourth spot within the Premier League, with a North London Derby blockbuster developing subsequent week.

However he has had aa tumultuous time on the membership since becoming a member of in November, the place at one level that they had misplaced 4 out of 5 video games inflicting the crew to slide to twelfth within the desk. 

This led the ex-Chelsea boss to question his future on the membership, as lately as two months in the past, reportedly telling talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface “I’ve finished, I’ve finished. I’m walking away.” 

He additionally thought they may need to fight off relegation, he stated: “Someone has to speak about the race for fourth place, and the reality from the last five games is we have to pay attention to not fight for the relegation zone.”

The Spurs at the moment are at fifth and Levy has reportedly had emergency talks with Conte to maintain him with the membership, so his departure isn’t but sealed. 

It’s understood that on the finish of the season Conte and Levy may have talks relating to his future on the membership, the place he’ll ask for extra switch funds as he appears to select up numerous gamers.

But when these talks go bitter Levy might want to discover a alternative and Potter looks as if their go to man.