OFFICIAL: Brighton and Hove Albion appoint new coach
English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion have appointed Graham Potter as their new manager on a four-year deal.
Potter said: "I was sold by the long-term vision and passion shown by Tony Bloom, Paul Barber and Dan Ashworth. The ideas and plans they have for the future of this football club excited me; I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of it."
It is the former Stoke City and West Brom player's first job in England's top flight and caps a remarkable rise from the relative obscurity of Sweden's fourth division.
Potter landed at unheralded Ostersunds in 2010 and secured three promotions, along with a memorable victory over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the Europa League, before departing for Wales in 2018.
He earned praise for helping cash-strapped Swansea to 10th, while also guiding them to the FA Cup quarter-finals, and implementing a forward-thinking playing style during his lone season in charge.
Brighton will reportedly have to pay more than £2million in compensation.