As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Brighton boss Potter responds to Tottenham 'speculation'

Brighton boss Graham Potter has dismissed talk of interest from Tottenham.

Spurs are currently under the caretaker management of Ryan Mason and searching for a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho.

Albion chief executive Paul Barber said on Thursday that there had been no approach for Potter and the club had "no desire whatsoever" to allow their head coach to leave.

Potter has a contract until 2025 at the Amex Stadium and feels he has unfinished business.

"I think that's the challenge of being a football coach, certainly in the modern day, there is speculation, positive and negative," he said.

"It was only a few months ago I was answering questions whether I had the support of the chairman, so you've got to take these things with a pinch of salt.

"My focus is on here. I am doing as well as I can, I feel I have the support of the board, the players, the staff, we're in a really exciting moment in terms of we've done a lot of work and we want to carry that on.

"We haven't finished anything here, there's a lot to do and I am really happy here.

"It's nice to hear Paul say that, he doesn't have to, but it's nice."

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free