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Graham Potter

Head Coach

Coaching Staff



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A look at the Albion head coach's career.

Graham Potter was appointed head coach on 20th May 2019, joining the Seagulls after one season at Swansea City in the Sky Bet Championship.

Born in Solihull, the former defender served a number of clubs including Birmingham City, Stoke City, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion, making almost 400 appearances and scoring 19 goals in a playing career spanning 13 years.

After he finished playing, he studied for an Open University degree in social sciences before completing a master’s degree in leadership and emotional intelligence with Leeds Metropolitan University.

Before moving to Sweden in 2010, Potter was football development manager at the University of Hull, technical director for the Ghana women’s team at the 2007 World Cup and held coaching roles with the Combined Universities squad and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Potter guided Swedish club Ostersund from the fourth tier into the top flight during his seven-and-a-half seasons at the club, also winning the Svenska Cupen [Swedish Cup] and qualifying for the Europa League.

Next was a move to Swansea City for the 2018/19 season, and Potter guided the Swans to a tenth-placed finish after their relegation from the Premier League, while also reaching the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.