Mills hammers Potter after Tottenham manager update - explains why he's totally unsuited to coveted role

Danny Mills has insisted Tottenham should not appoint Graham Potter as their new manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Manchester City defender delivered a simple one-word “no” verdict on whether the Brighton boss, 46, should land the vacant post.

The Athletic reported last week Potter was on a four-name shortlist alongside Roberto Martinez, Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.

Football Insider then revealed they have narrowed down that list to three candidates and are confident of making an appointment soon.

Asked whether Potter would be a good appointment, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “’No’ is the answer.

“I know people keep going on about Graham Potter saying ‘he’s a great coach, he’s a fantastic coach.’ But he’s won nine games all season.

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“They say ‘Brighton play good football.’ But Brighton can’t score for love nor money.

“If you’re that good a coach, you find players, you develop players or change the way your team play. Look at What Bielsa’s done. Look at what Guardiola did earlier on in the season. He said ‘I don’t like the way my team were playing, so I changed it.’

“You have to be adaptive as a coach and change things up. A team that’s just about scraped survival isn’t necessarily good enough for Tottenham and where they want to be next.”

Tottenham have held three rounds of talks with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

Ryan Mason guided the club to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League after taking interim charge after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April.

In other news, Tottenham don’t want a big name who started their last five games to play for the club again.