Brighton hand Graham Potter new six-year deal after just six months at the helm
Brighton have handed his team six-year contracts that were new and Graham Potter just six months after joining the club.
Potter, helper Billy Reid, leader of recruiting Kyle Macaulay and first-team coach Bjorn Hamberg, have been awarded contracts but have signed extensions until 2025.
Potter’s staff have changed the manner of play and guided Brighton to 12th at the table this term following 13 games.
“We are really pleased with the start Graham has created as head trainer because joining us in the summertime, and I am delighted he and his staff have dedicated to these new permanent contracts,” Brighton chairman Tony Bloom said.
“With his backroom staff, he’s continued the club’s progress of recent decades and brought a different attitude with a new kind of drama, that has been embraced by players and fans alike.
“In summer time we unveiled a new long-term fantasy for us to turn into an established top-10 Premier League club, and now people feel much more strongly that Graham as a smart, lively and advanced head coach, is the right person to lead us there.”
After hammering throughout an eight-year bout with team Ostersund, potter joined Swansea at the summer of 2018.
Despite failing to guide Swansea to promotion from the Sky Bet Championship his sway in the Welsh club persuaded Brighton to go for him.
“I’m thrilled that the club have enjoyed what they’ve seen so far, in a rather brief period of time, and have already shown an added confidence in what we are trying to do,” Potter said.
“I am hoping that this is merely the beginning of what will be another prosperous phase in our history, and I’m incredibly grateful that the club have left this long-term commitment.”