Jump to content
talkfootball365
  • Welcome to talkfootball365!

    The better place to talk football.

Graham Potter Announced Swansea City Manager


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply
  • Administrator

Confirmed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44437583

Quote

 

Graham Potter has been named Swansea City's new manager as they attempt to rebuild in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League.

He has joined from Swedish club Ostersund FK on a three-year deal.

Assistant manager Billy Reid and recruitment analyst Kyle Macaulay will also move to south Wales.

The 43-year-old has succeeded Carlos Carvalhal, who departed after they went down on the final day of 2017-18.

Potter guided Ostersund from the regional tiers in Sweden to the top-flight Allsvenskan with three promotions, winning the Swedish Cup along the way.

"It's a chance to start again,'' said Potter.

"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."

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

I think you can say that about most clubs in England now, sadly.

You can, which makes me think that Potter, as a manager who took the plunge and went abroad to learn his craft, is daft for returning to the UK, where the footballing culture is to sack a manager every six months, and not maybe going elsewhere in Sweden or even Europe to continue his career.

Granted, him and/or his family may be homesick and the financial remuneration on offer from Swansea is going to be life changing and you cannot grumble at him for moving for those reasons but forgetting the financial side of the game for a minute and thinking purely of Football, he could well be out of a job before Christmas with his stock lowered as a result due to the impatience of Football Club owners and Football fans in this country. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, Smiley Culture said:

You can, which makes me think that Potter, as a manager who took the plunge and went abroad to learn his craft, is daft for returning to the UK, where the footballing culture is to sack a manager every six months, and not maybe going elsewhere in Sweden or even Europe to continue his career.

Granted, him and/or his family may be homesick and the financial remuneration on offer from Swansea is going to be life changing and you cannot grumble at him for moving for those reasons but forgetting the financial side of the game for a minute and thinking purely of Football, he could well be out of a job before Christmas with his stock lowered as a result due to the impatience of Football Club owners and Football fans in this country. 

Spot on unfortunately. However, money and home life aside, a part of him must feel that if he didn't take this opportunity to manage a side in England that encourages attractive football he will never know if he would have been good enough to succeed at that role.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

Sign up or subscribe to remove this ad.


×
×
  • Create New...