Monday, 11 June 2018

Graham Potter Named New Swansea Boss

Graham Potter has been unveiled as the new Swansea manager, signing a three-year deal with the club.

The Englishman joins from Swedish side Ostersund, with both clubs coming to an arrangement in regards to compensation.

Potter will lead the Swans rebuild as they look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking. He’ll be joined by Billy Reid as his assistant and Kyle Macaulay, who will also follow from Potter’s former club.

The 43-year-old has worked his way through the leagues with Ostersund, culminating in a Europa League battle with Arsenal last season, where they won the second leg at the Emirates.

Potter said upon being unveiled as manager, "It's a chance to start again.

"We know how frustrating the last few years have been, but hopefully the relegation will be seen in a few years' time as the best thing that ever happened to the club.

"We will try our best and work hard every day to give the supporters a team they can feel proud of; they can connect with and see are trying to improve."

Ostersund chairman has been singing Potter’s praises in recent weeks after conceding bigger things are on the horizon for the former West Brom player.

Daniel Kindberg, who operates as the club’s chairman said, “He will not only take Swansea back to the Premier League, he will make the name of Swansea City bigger than it is today.

"The limit is down to the support he can get and if he gets enough he will do miracles."