Brighton search for next manager

Updated: 29/02/2024

Swansea gaffer Graham Potter (below) is currently the favourite to take over at the Amex Stadium at 4/9, with Derby boss Frank Lampard following close behind at 4/1, after reaching the Championship play-offs with the Rams.

The Seagulls are on the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with Chris Hughton, despite him securing Premier League survival and reaching the FA Cup semi-finals.

Graham Potter

Potter, who only took charge at Swansea last summer, is the favourite to be in the dugout at the Amex by the start of 2019-20.

The 43-year-old shot to prominence after implementing his style and philosophy at Swedish side Ostersund between 2010 and 2018.

He led Ostersund from the fourth tier to the top-flight and took them into the Europa League, where they famously beat Arsenal 2-1 in the round of 32 at the Emirates, although they lost 4-2 on aggregate.

His first season in English football ultimately ended in disappointment as Swansea failed to earn promotion to the top-flight, finishing 10th, but his tactical approach has won over their fans.

Frank Lampard (below) has had a similarly impressive season at Derby County. He finished in the final play-off spot, one point ahead of Middlesbrough, and also led his side to a famous victory at Old Trafford, as they beat Manchester United on penalties in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Frank Lampard Derby

Other names that have been mentioned include Rafa Benitez (16/1), as his future at St. James’ Park looks uncertain. The Spaniard has done an incredible job since taking over the Magpies, whilst working on a shoe-string budget. England women’s team boss Phil Neville (9/2) has also been linked with the vacancy, but he’s currently preparing for a World Cup with his side.

Brighton could opt for Premier League experience in David Moyes (below) and Claude Puel, who are both 20/1, or may even take a gamble on Steven Gerrard (20/1), who’s hard work at Rangers would be rewarded with a job in England’s top flight.

David Moyes

Marco Bielsa (below) is a decent outside shout at 25/1, especially if Leeds don’t get promoted this season, whilst former Fulham boss is the same price to make his return to the Premier League.

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