Sport Danny Murphy says Spurs should target Brighton boss Graham Potter
Spurs fans now truly excited for the EFL final after Mourinho's exit
Tottenham fans have expressed their renewed optimism ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final with Interim Head coach Ryan Mason replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho.With Jose Mourinho at the helm, opting for a defensive approach that ultimately proved futile with Tottenham giving up the joint-most points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, the 'To Dare Is To Do' mantra that lives in the DNA of the club was seemingly evaporating.
Danny Murphy has encouragedto consider making a move for manager Graham Potter as they continue their search to replace Jose Mourinho.
The northside controversially dismissed Mourinho in April just six days before the League Cup final - which they then lost - but with their hopes of qualifying for the Champions Leagues fading fast after a poor league campaign.
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 atwhen the Saints finished eighth.
Levy wants new attack-minded boss installed at Tottenham by Euro 2020
SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail understands Levy is eager to avoid a drawn out scenario to replace Mourinho that will impinge on the new manager's preparation time for next season. This summer's European Championships will cause significant disruption for clubs ahead of next season, an issue Levy is acutely aware of.Indeed, the Spurs chief wants to give Jose Mourinho's successor as much time as possible to implement his plans ahead of next and sources claim he will move decisively to ensure there is clarity to the situation as early as possible.
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, where he has his side playing in an attractive style.
'I understand [the link] because of the way Brighton play,' Murphy told.
'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 didn't work. So I'm not surprised he [Potter] is linked with the job, but we'll have to wait and see.'
Stephen Graham appears on set of Peaky Blinders for first time
The former Line Of Duty star, 47, was seen on the set of Peaky Blinders' sixth and final series for the first time with co-star Cillian Murphy at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool on Monday. The former Line Of Duty star, 47 - whose character on the show is currently a mystery - joined Tommy Shelby actor Cillian Murphy as he kicked off his duties in the period crime drama.The newcomer was due to shot scenes for his role last year before the pandemic, previously sharing: 'I was supposed to be starting Peaky Blinders but that has been put on hold indefinitely.
Potter has impressed since taking over from Chris Hughton in 2019, having kept Brighton's heads above water and avoiding getting dragged into the heart of successive relegation battles while playing attacking football in the process.
The Seagulls' 2-0 win over Leeds on Saturday effectively secured their place in the top flight for another campaign, and defender Adam Webster has admitted his manager is extracting the maximum out of the squad.
'The way he sets us up every week is amazing,' Webster also told talkSPORT. 'We all have a clear understanding of our roles and responsibilities within the team and the way we press and how we can hurt teams.
'So it really does give us the best opportunity to go and get three points. The performances throughout the whole season have been pretty good.'
Tottenham 'are offered chance to hire Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo'
Reports claim Tottenham have been offered Wolves boss Nuno and his representative, super-agent Jorge Mendes, has made contact with the club over a potential appointment this summer.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is searching for a new first-team boss after dismissing Mourinho earlier this month after a disappointing season, which has left them likely to miss out on the Champions League next season.
in their search for a new manger with Bayern Munich having pipped them to primary target Julian Nagelsmann, while another candidate in Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers also distanced himself from the role.
Ajax boss Erik tan Hag has turned down the opportunity after penning a new deal with the Dutch side.
It means Spurs are likely to end the season with interim boss Ryan Mason, who has won both of his league games against Southampton and Sheffield United but also suffered defeat in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Mourinho to join Roma: What Opta data tells us about ill-fated Tottenham spell and his decline .
With Jose Mourinho to join Roma next season, we looked at the Opta data behind his decline in recent years.A drab style of play, a similarly joyless demeanour in news conferences and seemingly incessant desire to belittle his own players marred his time in Manchester.