Swansea City boss Graham Potter is Brighton’s number one target to replace the sacked Chris Hughton, we can reveal.
Hughton’s side survived relegation by just two points, finishing fourth from bottom and club owner Tony Bloom has made his move having been unhappy with their performances.
Chairman Tony Bloom told the club’s official website: “Chris has done an excellent job over the past four and a half years.
“Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season.”
We can reveal that Brighton have already made contact with Swansea about Potter – who was only appointed the Liberty Stadium last summer, and he guided the Swans to a top-half finish – although they never challenged for promotion.
Sources close to the situation believe Potter’s appointment could be confirmed within 48 hours.