Graham Potter Is The Next Top English Manager

Graham Potter is the name on the lips of fans whose teams are on the lookout for a new manager.

Sunderland who need a new manager and Aston Villa, where Steven Gerrard is under pressure have been linked with the Brighton Boss.

Graham Potter was thought to be in the running for the Spurs job, but was reportedly not interested. Why would he be? Why would he leave Brighton now?

If Brighton beat Fulham on Tuesday, they will be top of the Premier League for the first time in history. 


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Sure, it will probably be temporary, but it demonstrates the progress Brighton have made under Graham Potter. 

Brighton have improved in each of his three seasons at the helm. They’ve won at Anfield, Old Trafford, Tottenham and twice at the Emirates. Their final league position of ninth last season was their highest-ever finish.

This season, they’ve won away at Manchester United and West Ham as they continue their club-record nine-match unbeaten run in the top flight. As well as that, they currently have the league’s best defensive record. 

Their defensive solidity is impressive, but their shortcomings are at the other end of the pitch. The barrier between Brighton and European qualification is their inability to score enough goals.


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Even so, Potter has resurrected the careers of Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck. In doing so, they’re just good enough to be a higher-end mid table team who are a tricky proposition for anybody. 

If Brighton ever manage to sign the right striker, we could see Graham Potter’s career take off in earnest. He has been linked with taking the England job at some point. However, it’s hard to know if the humble Potter would be interested in such a role.

In the meantime, the Brighton fans are going to enjoy themselves.