By Danny Wright
Chris Hughton is eager to talks tactics with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The 58-year-old, a former Spurs player and caretaker boss, can lead Brighton to the Championship title on Sunday if his side can better Newcastle’s result.
In an interview with the Guardian, Hughton was asked which boss, out of everyone in the world, he would most like to discuss management with, and he simply responded with: “Pochettino.”
The senior Tottenham man has worked wonders at White Hart Lane in his three year spell at the club and they are currently keeping pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea in the title race, something which the Championship club’s boss is clearly an admirer of.
Hughton will go down in history as the first manager to take Brighton to the Premier League.
The last time the south coast club were in England’s top flight was over three decades ago in 1983, when Hughton was playing in the defence of both Spurs and the Republic of Ireland.
The former Birmingham and Newcastle boss has been in charge at the AMEX since 2014 and narrowly avoided relegation to League One in the 2013/14 season.
Brighton lost in the play-off semi-finals last season but on Sunday, Hughton can lead the Gulls to their most prestigious trophy if they can get a win at Aston Villa.
In their 116 year history, Albion have only ever won league titles in England’s third and fourth tier.
One of Hughton’s former clubs, Newcastle, are just a point behind them going into the last round of Championship fixtures this weekend.
They welcome Barnsley to St James’ Park in their final game knowing that if they can win then the pressure is well and truly on the south coast club.
In other Tottenham news, Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois has delivered his thoughts on Spurs’ title bid.