Brighton boss Graham Potter insists that stories linking him with the Tottenham job must be taken with “a pinch of salt” and insisted he’s blissful on the south coast.
Spurs are at the moment underneath the caretaker administration of Ryan Mason and trying to find a everlasting successor to Jose Mourinho. The north London aspect have already been turned down by plenty of high names, together with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag, Maurizio Sarri and Massimiliano Allegri.
However, the hearsay mill continues to throw up names, together with that of Potter – regardless of Brighton’s insistence he’s going nowhere.
The Seagulls chief has earned loads of plaudits for his fashion of soccer, regardless of his membership’s struggles on the flawed finish of the desk.
And Potter admits that it’s tough to ignore all of the hypothesis, significantly when an enormous membership is concerned.
He stated: “I believe that’s the problem of being a soccer coach, definitely within the modern-day, there may be hypothesis, optimistic and detrimental.
“It was just a few months in the past I used to be answering questions whether or not I had the assist of the chairman so that you’ve obtained to take these items with a pinch of salt.
“My focus in on right here. I’m doing in addition to I can, I really feel I’ve the assist of the board, the gamers, the employees, we’re in a extremely thrilling second when it comes to we’ve achieved a variety of work and we would like to carry that on.
“We haven’t completed something right here, there’s rather a lot to do and I’m actually blissful right here.”
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Mason reveals Levy chats
Meanwhile, Tottenham interim head coach Ryan Mason insists that talks in regards to the subsequent recreation have been the one topic of his negotiations with chairman Daniel Levy.
Mason has 4 matches left in his time within the dugout, as Spurs search a extra skilled supervisor subsequent season. However, amid a number of setbacks, there stays a glimmer of chance that the interim boss may get the job. He started his spell in cost with a win and his solely defeat thus far continues to be to Manchester City within the Carabao Cup last.
Furthermore, he has seemingly obtained new life out of winger Gareth Bale.
The winger has endured a combined mortgage spell from Real Madrid, beforehand working with Jose Mourinho. However, he lately lauded Mason for getting Spurs to play “the Tottenham means”.
Nevertheless, pressed once more on his future in north London, the short-term boss insists that he’s solely focusing on the subsequent activity at hand.
He advised a press convention (through Football London) when requested if making the highest 4 may enhance his possibilities of a everlasting deal (through Football London): “That’s all hypothetical – ‘if we win, if we do that’.
“I’ve stated all alongside my solely focus is on the subsequent recreation, I’m actually not foolish sufficient to begin pondering forward of sure conditions. My thoughts has to be on this recreation tomorrow after which as soon as that recreation’s out of the way in which my thoughts shall be totally focussed on the subsequent one.
“That’s all I’ve to say on that matter.”