It was impossible not to be impressed by Graham Potter on Monday night.
Not just with the way he spoke so intelligently and eloquently about the thankfully-doomed European Super League saga, but also with the way his Brighton and Hove Albion side very-nearly Chelsea at their own game in West London.
A 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge won’t go down in the annals of Premier League history.
But those of you who dup deep and kept watching until the very last whistle will have been struck by the way Potter’s side held their own against one of Europe’s form sides.
We all know, by now, that Brighton play some of the tidiest, prettiest football in the division. They are, in truth, a top-quality centre-forward away from the cushy comforts of mid-table.
But, at Chelsea, the Seagulls showed the other side of their game, keeping Thomas Tuchel’s mega-money strikeforce at bay with a resilient defensive effort, while coming agonisingly close to a winner at the other end.
Adam Lallana missed a sitter and Danny Welbeck struck a post as Brighton outshot their hosts 11-7.
And while Potter is hardly the most high-profile candidate linked with the now-vacant managerial post at Tottenham Hotspur, regular watchers of his Brighton side will understand why he deserves a place on Daniel Levy’s post-Mourinho short-list.
The Mail reports that the former Swansea and Ostersunds boss is one of many names under consideration.
And, seven years after Tottenham took a punt on a fresh-faced Maurizio Pochettino, fears are growing elsewhere in the Premier League, at Arsenal, at Man United, at Chelsea, that another talented young visionary could take Spurs back to the top.