Mills: Potter would be a 'disaster' at Tottenham after squad stance revealed

Danny Mills has urged Tottenham to not act on their interest in Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender claimed the 45-year-old would be a “disaster” in north London.

Football.London‘s Alasdair Gold reports a number of the Spurs squad would back a move for Potter who is said to have caught the eye of the club’s hierarchy.

Potter’s Brighton are currently 10 points above the relegation places despite earning widespread plaudits for their style of play.

“If you’re starting to pick managers off what the players like, you’re on a very slippery slope,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“You’re coming in to be the manager of the football club. Simple as that. You’re there to manage, to make big decisions and tough decisions at times.

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“If you start going down the route of letting players choose managers like Potter you’re looking at a disaster.

“Graham Potter, people go on about his great brand of football but they’re just above the relegation zone. People say ‘His football deserves to be higher up the table.’ No, it doesn’t. Where you are in the league is where you deserve to be. It’s a results business. 

“Quite frankly when they say ‘Their performances haven’t got what they deserved.’ It makes no sense.

“You can see the same thing about Scott Parker at Fulham ‘His performances are far better than the results.’ Well, so what? You’re getting beat every week. 

“I could go and play a fantastic brand of football and get beat every week. What’s the point?

“Also, with Potter, can he deal with those big names? Is he used to that situation? It wouldn’t be my choice, put it that way.”

In other news, Tottenham have lined up a move for an English striker with more goals than Harry Kane in the last two seasons.