Who will be next
Ryan Mason won his first game in charge of Tottenham last night as they came from a goal down to beat Southampton and keep their Champions League hopes very much alive.
Should he mastermind a victory over Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and finish in the top 4, he could make a claim for the job full time, but Spurs will be looking to bring in a big name to replace Jose Mourinho.
Brendon Rodgers has already distanced himself from the role and Julian Nagelsmann has been linked, but looks more likely to move to Bayern Munich and other names mentioned include former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and Wolves’s Nuno Espirito Santo.
Alasdair Gold, writing for Football.London, has discussed some of the above and Massimo Allegri but has also added two surprise names into the mix.
One is Ajax’s Erik Ten hag and the other is Brighton’s Graham Potter.
Ten Hag has overseen a successful spell with the Dutch giants which has seen youth be blooded, titles won and of course the march to the Champions League semi finals in 2019, where they lost out at the death to Spurs.
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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Former Swansea manager Graham Potter has earnt praise for his time in charge of Brighton since taking over in 2019, although they aren’t safe just yet this season.
His style has made many admirers sit up and take notice and he could be inline to take over at a bigger club. Spurs have taken a chance on a younger manager with experience of the Premier League in the past of course with Mauricio Pochettino.
Whether he is a big enough name for Spurs remains to be seen.