Legendary English footballer Graham Potter has recently been appointed as the new boss of Brighton club after sacking 60-year-old Chris Hughton on Monday. The departure of Hughton from the squad was completed when the first mixed-race player failed to lead his side towards the second successive victory in Premier League 2019. As a result the main focus of Potter while joining the squad is to consolidate the Club’s position in Premier League in next season. Brighton FC roped in the brilliant expert for a four-year contract.
Moreover, the 44-year-old veteran player has taken the reigns of the club in order to ensure its place in the biggest tournament of Premier League for many more years to come. Notably, Potter is going to bring many talented players including Bjorn Hamberg, Kyle Macauley and Billy Reid with him after taking over the responsibilities.
Before moving forward to Brighton, Potter had served Championship club Swansea City and guided the squad to 10th position in Premier League after joining in June 2018. In his spectacular 13-year career stint, Englishman Potter had given a total of 307 appearances in the Football League, mainly as a full back and as a player he performed in the Premier League for Southampton Club.
He made his managerial career debut with a Swedish club Östersund in December 2010 after which he bagged three promotions and the Svenska Cupen with his side Östersund.
The newly-appointed manager of the Premier club, Potter shared his feelings after joining the club by saying, “the ideas and plans they have for the future of this football club excited me. “I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of it. While the Chairperson of Brighton FC, Tony Bloom said on his appointment, “Graham Potter has an excellent record of developing teams with an attractive playing style, fierce determination and a strong collective spirit”.
Earlier this month, Brighton squad lost their title of 2019 Premier League against Manchester City as the Champions clinched their second straight title of the league crashing Brighton’s hope in the finals at the Amex Stadium. The City club defeated Brighton’s men by 4-1 and finished one point above Liverpool FC.