Graham Potter Leaves Swansea to Become New Brighton Boss
After a short spell without a manager, Brighton have announced the appointment of Graham Potter as their new boss. Potter leaves Swansea, where he had his first taste of management in the English game last season, and now he has the challenge of the Premier League ahead of him, in what is sure to be an exciting period of his career.
It is also a test that doesn't come without challenges for Potter. Brighton only just survived in the Premier League this time around, and by sacking Hughton they have showed that finishing 17th and surviving is simply not acceptable. Their end to the season was very poor, with no win in their last nine games and that is what nearly saw them relegated.
The task for Potter will be a simple one on paper, he has to move them clear of the relegation zone and although they are not going to be a top team, keeping clear and away from the relegation scrap is something they are capable of. However, Potter has to do this in his first season in the top flight, and it is going to be interesting to see how he gets on against some of the best managers in the world.
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The bookmakers have priced Brighton up at 2/1 for relegation next season, showing that they are certainly amongst the relegation candidates. Both Sheffield United and Norwich, who were promoted from the Championship are odds on for relegation and the winner of the playoff game next week will also likely enter the betting at odds on.