Monday 28 May 2018

Swansea in Talks with Ostersund Manager Potter

Swansea have confirmed they are in talks with Ostersund manager Graham Potter for the vacant role at the Liberty.

Potter has been heavily linked with the club since Carlos Carvalhal’s departure and reports are suggesting the Swedish club have allowed the 43-year-old to speak to the Swans.

It’ll be the first move in Swansea’s rebuild and one that couldn’t come quick enough given the work that needs to be done following relegation to the Championship.

Potter has been in charge at the Swedish club since 2010 and are currently sixth in the Allsvenskan, six points off the European placings.

He’s done a remarkable job to get them there; when he took over they were languishing in the Swedish Fourth Division. Back-to-back promotions and promotion in 2016 helped them get to the top flight for the first time in their history, winning the Swedish Cup.

That produced European football, where they famously took on Arsenal in the Europa League last season, so he’s been a success so far.

Ostersund is Potter’s only managerial job to date, following a long career in the Football League. He started out with Birmingham City, before moving to Stoke, West Brom and York City among others.

It’s thought that striker Saman Ghoddos and midfielder Ken Sema could follow Potter, with both out of contract at the end of the Swedish season.

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