Swansea boss Graham Potter favourite for Brighton job

  • Swansea boss Graham Potter favourite for Brighton job

Swansea boss Graham Potter favourite for Brighton job

"Our run of three wins from 23 Premier League matches put our status at significant risk".

"Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most hard decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season".

BRIGHTON have identified Swansea manager Graham Potter as the man they want to succeed Chris Hughton, who was sacked yesterday after four and a half years in charge.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the contenders to replace Hughton at the Amex Stadium.

He then nearly got Albion promoted the following season, losing out to Middlesbrough for automatic promotion on the final day before losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the play-offs.

Potter was only appointed at Swansea last summer after performing very well at Swedish outfit Ostersund - but now he is set to be given the chance to move to the Premier League.

On the surface of things it didn't seem like Potter did a good job at Swansea as he was unable to get them to challenge for promotion in the first season back in the Sky Bet Championship.

Brighton are declining to comment on the search for Hughton's successor.

He is 1/6 to be the next Albion manager with SkyBet.

Kick It Out, who call for equality in football, also tweeted their support for Hughton, who has also previously managed Norwich in the Premier League.

England Women's manager, Phil Neville, who is preparing to take the Lionesses to the World Cup this summer is next in the market, at 11/2, with the third favourite also from the worldwide arena, Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill, available at 14/1.