Graham Potter in talks to become Brighton and Hove Albion’s new manager

Posted On 18 May 2019 at 9:45 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion are in talks with Swansea manager Graham Potter as the Seagulls look for a new boss after Chris Hughton’s departure.

Potter, 43, has told the Swans that he wants to leave despite being offered a new contract at the Welsh club.

He is reported to have said that he did not want to turn down a chance to manage a Premier League side.

If he moves to the Amex, Potter is expected to bring with him Swansea assistant manager Billy Reid, coach Bjorn Hamberg and Kyle Macaulay, the head of recruitment.

The move could cost the Albion about £3 million.

He would be leaving a Championship side that has aimed at cutting costs since dropping out of the Premier League a year ago.

After relegation, 16 players left the club while only five were signed, with more expected to leave before the new campaign begins.

Potter is a former defender who played for Birmingham City, Stoke City, Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, York City, Boston United and Macclesfield Town.

He has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the Open University and a master’s degree in leadership and emotional intelligence from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Before joining Swansea last year, Potter coached the Swedish side Ostersund for almost eight years.

He guided them from the fourth tier to the top flight and a place in the Europa League after winning the Swedish Cup.

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