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Graham Potter: Brighton set to appoint Swansea manager


By Dafydd Pritchard and Gareth Vincent

BBC Sport Wales

Graham Potter led Ostersunds FK from the regional tiers to the Swedish top flight with three promotions, as wisely as winning the Swedish Cup

Brighton are website to appoint Graham Potter as their original manager after he informed Swansea City that he needs to head away.

Brightonsacked Chris Hughton on Mondayand straight focused Potter.

Swanseaoffered Potter, 43, a brand original contractwhich would have made him one in every of the ideal-paid managers in the Championship, nevertheless he felt he might per chance additionally no longer reject a Premier League job offer.

Brighton will pay Swansea about £3m in compensation for Potter and his crew.

Swansea assistant manager Billy Reid, coach Bjorn Hamberg and head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay will join Potter at the Amex Stadium.

Potter became once given permission to consult with Brighton after telling Swansea late on Friday that he desired to head away.

The continuing monetary uncertainty at Swansea is idea to had been one in every of the major components at the support of his determination.

Swansea had been cutting charges since they had been relegated from the Premier League a twelve months ago.

Following their relegation, they allowed 16 players to head away final summer and made most efficient 5 signings.

Extra players are expected to head away this summer. Wales winger Daniel James is decided to be sold and better than£20m of signings will trail away on free transfers.

Potter joined Swansea from Swedish side Ostersunds FK in June 2018 and guided them to a tenth-field enact in the Championship despite drastic rate-cutting measures following Premier League relegation.

Brighton accomplished 17th in the Premier League this season, two aspects particular of the relegation zone.

They won most efficient three of their previous 23 games and none of their final 9.

Hughton, who took over at Brighton in December 2014, led them to the Premier League for the foremost time in 2017, and so they accomplished 15th in their first season support in the quit flight.

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