Graham Potter - Updated Jun 2024

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Graham Potter

Graham Potter is a football manager and former player who played as a left-back. Graham Potter is the head coach of the Premier League club, Brighton.

Early Life

Graham Potter was born on 20 May 1975, his age is 48 years old as of now. He was born in Solihull, United Kingdom. His zodiac sign is Taurus. His mother’s name is Val Potter and his father’s name is Steve. He is English with his nationality. Thus, he follows the Christian religion.

The information about his siblings like his name and profession is not revealed.   Moreover, he graduated from the Open University in December 2005 with a degree in Social Sciences. 

Graham Potter – Career

Graham Potter signed a three-year contract as coach of Östersund in December 2010. Starting on 24 January 2011 they were then playing in the fourth tier of Swedish football. After Graeme Jones, his friend, and assistant to Roberto Martínez at Swansea City  Potter was offered the job and recommended him to chairman Daniel Kindberg after their pre-season friendly with Swansea.

In 2013, Potter extended his contract with the club for another three years after two successive promotions. On 27 October 2015, for the first time in their history following a second-place finish in the 2015 Superettan Östersund secured promotion to the Swedish top flight, Allsvenskan. Winning plaudits for their “slick passing game” and competing on a limited budget Östersund finished their debut season in eighth place.

On 13 April 2017, beating Norrköping 4–1 in the final Potter’s Östersund team won the Svenska Cupen. Additionally, this granted the team a place in the second qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League where they defeated Galatasaray 3–1 on aggregate. They defeated Fola Esch 3–1 on aggregate in the third round, thus securing a historic entry into the Europa League group stage, and in the playoffs, they knocked out PAOK.

More about his career

On 11 June 2018 on a three-year contract Potter was appointed manager of the newly relegated Championship club Swansea City. With goals from striker Oli McBurnie and former Liverpool youngster, Yan Dhanda Potter won his first match as Swansea boss with a 2–1 victory over Sheffield United. Moreover, his first game at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium was a 1–0 win against Preston North End.  Swansea reached the quarter-finals of the 2018–19 FA Cup in his first season at the club, where they hosted Manchester City.

Potter was heavily linked with the managerial vacancy after Chris Hughton was dismissed as Brighton & Hove  Albion manager at the end of the 2018–19 season, with Albion making an official approach for his services which Swansea initially rejected. Moreover, Potter informed Swansea of his desire to leave the club and bring several of his backroom staff with him to Brighton.

Signing a four-year contract Potter was appointed head coach of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on 20 May 2019. Likewise, he won his first match 3–0 away to Watford, in what was also his Premier League debut. His first home game was a draw with West Ham United on 17 August. He led The Seagulls to an immediate exit from the competition in a 1–0 home defeat after leading The Swans to a quarter-final place in the FA Cup the previous season against Sheffield Wednesday on 4 January 2020.

Graham Potter – Career highlights

Moreover, Brighton faced Arsenal on 20 June in their first game back after the COVID-19 league suspension. The club achieved their first-ever league double over The Gunners after a 2–1 home victory. On 31 January 2021, Brighton’s first home win of the season came, a 1–0 victory over Tottenham with Leandro Trossard scoring the only goal of the game. Likewise, taking all three points at Falmer Stadium for the first time since a 2–1 victory over Arsenal on 20 June 2020.

Brighton had a goalless draw away to Chelsea for their first-ever point at Stamford Bridge on 20 April. Later on, he criticized the European Super League that the opponents had pulled out of. On 18 May, Brighton came from 2–0 down to defeat champions Manchester City 3–2 for their first league victory over the Sky Blues since 1989 with fans returning to the Amex and their first-ever Premier League.

Moreover, In the first M23 derby of the season away at Crystal Palace on 27 September, Brighton equalized through Maupay in the fifth minute of added time. It was announced that Potter had tested positive for COVID-19 on 21 January 2022, with his assistant Billy Reid later testing positive before the Leicester City game on the 23rd.

After The Seagulls beat Manchester United 2–1 on the opening game of the 2022–23 season Potter became the first ever Brighton manager to win at Old Trafford.

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Caption: Graham Potter playing a game. Source: iNews.

Graham Potter – Net Worth 2024

Graham Potter has a net worth of 5 million dollars. He is earning a good amount of assets with his career. Likewise, he is living a very luxurious life.

Personal Life

Graham Potter is a married man. The name of his wife is Rachel Potter. Likewise, there is no further information about his marriage date and there is no update about their kids.

Body Measurements

Graham Potter has a height of  6 ft 1 in and his Weight is unknown right now. Likewise, His shoes are size 4 (US) & dress is size 8 (US). Furthermore, he has brown hair and brown eyes.

Social Media

Furthermore, he is not active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.