sport news Danny Murphy says Tottenham should target Brighton boss Graham Potter

Danny Murphy tells Tottenham to go down the 'Pochettino route' and target Brighton boss Graham Potter to replace Jose Mourinho after been snubbed by primary candidates including Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 10:17 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 10:19 BST, 4 May 2021

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Danny Murphy has encouraged Tottenham to consider making a move for Brighton manager Graham Potter as they continue their search to replace Jose Mourinho.

The north London side controversially dismissed Mourinho in April just six days before a League Cup final but with their hopes of qualifying for the Champions Leagues fading fast after a poor league campaign.

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Mourinho was appointed back in November 2019 to replace Mauricio Pochettino, who despite failing to win any silverware in five years helped make Spurs top four regulars after arriving to little fanfare following one positive full season at Southampton when the Saints finished eighth.

Danny Murphy believes Graham Potter (above) could be a good fit as Tottenham's new boss

Danny Murphy believes Graham Potter (above) could be a good fit as Tottenham's new boss

Murphy, who played for Tottenham between 2006 and 2007, now believes his former side should make a similar move again on the south coast by luring Potter away from the Amex Stadium. 

'I understand [the link] because of the way Brighton play,' Murphy told talkSPORT.

'Similarly we were talking off air about when Tottenham brought in Pochettino. He'd only been at Southampton for five minutes before they took him. So they could go down that route again. It might surprise one or two.

'Tottenham fans generally want someone who has been there and done it before, but they've just gone down that road and it

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