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POTTER TO QUIT SWANS.

Byline: JON DOEL sport@walesonline.co.uk

RAHAM Potter is set to quit Swansea City and become Brighton manager.

GThe Premier League club have agreed compensation with Swansea and he has informed Liberty Stadium chiefs he wants to go. Potter is now set to hold talks with Brighton bosses over personal terms.

The Swans had offered Potter a bumper new deal in an effort to make him stay, but it appears the lure of the Premier League has proved too much.

Swansea had initially rebuffed an approach from Brighton before they reluctantly granted permission for him to go after a meeting with the 43-year-old yesterday.

Three of the staff who worked closely with Potter at both Ostersund and Swansea will follow him to Brighton.

Billy Reid, who was the assistant manager at Swansea, Bjorn Hamberg, who had the title of assistant coach, and Kyle Macaulay, who was the head of recruitment, will form part of a wider compensation package.

With Potter set to leave, thoughts will quickly turn to who replaces him.

Looking at who was in the running last time - in terms of the bookmakers' market - might give you an indication of who could be looked at this time around.

Chris Coleman was the favourite last year and the former Wales manager has just been sacked by Chinese club Hebei China Fortune Swans' U23 coach Cameron Toshack was 5/1 last time and will be linked again, as will fans' favourite Leon Britton.

And what about the man Potter is replacing at Brighton? Chris Hughton would certainly bring Championship pedigree and experience if the club went in that direction.

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 19, 2019
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