Swansea City manager Graham Potter is the favourite to succeed Chris Hughton at Brighton, after he was sacked by the Premier League club.
Hughton has been sacked after over four years in charge of Brighton, despite being able to keep the club in the Premier League and helping the team reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup this season.
Potter is thought to be the favourite to succeed Hughton, having guided Swansea to a top-half finish in the Championship this season.
So, would Potter be a good appointment for Brighton and what would this mean for Swansea? We discuss…
“It’s a massive risk.
“I am a big fan of Potter and think he will do very well in England, but his is a style that would take time to implement.
“Given how close Brighton came to relegation last season I would worry that he would not get the time needed.”
“It wouldn’t be my first choice.
“Appointing a manager with little experience in the English game would be a real risk and I think that Brighton should consider other options here.
“I’m not doubting Potter’s ability as a manager as he’s been impressive with Swansea, but I just think there could be better options out there with more experience.”
“This could be a good move for Brighton.
“After a slightly slow start, Potter has adapted well to his first managerial role in England and you feel he could cope well in the Premier League, as shown by his Ostersunds side’s efforts in the Europa League against Arsenal last year.
“For Swansea however this would be a huge loss following a promising end to the season, particularly with Dan James seemingly on his way out of the Liberty Stadium as well.”
“I must admit, I’m a little bit surprised by this.
“Potter is a good manager and he deserves credit for the way he was able to guide Swansea to a top-half finish in the Championship this season, especially when you consider that he was able to do so on a limited budget.
“It would be a massive blow for Swansea if they were to lose their manager, but it would also represent a major risk for Brighton, given Potter’s lack of experience managing in the top flight.”