Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has said he is happy with the job he has at the South Coast club and referred to his current employers as being one of the ‘best run clubs’ in the Premier League. The comments have been reported by BBC Sports’ Simon Stone and come after Potter’s name was linked with the vacant managers’ job at Everton following the sacking of Rafael Benitez.
1/2. Full Graham Potter answer re @OfficialBHAFC: "I am very happy here, one of the best run clubs in the PL, with a fantastic owner, chairman, CEO, sports director, great people at the club. A nice environment to work in. An ambitious club.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 17, 2022
Brighton Manager Graham Potter Happy on South Coast
Potter has a contract with Brighton & Hove Albion until 2025 and said he is focused and happy to be at one of the best runs clubs in the Premier League.
He added: “I’m focused on my job here, very happy here at, in my opinion, one of the best-run football clubs in the Premier League, with a fantastic owner, chairman, CEO, sports director.”
The vacant Everton job is not the first time that Potter has been linked with a move away from Brighton having been linked in the past with Tottenham Hotspur as well as Newcastle United before they appointed Eddie Howe. Potter said he isn’t really flattered by the links and again referred to the rumours as pure speculation.
“It’s just the speculation or people want to write something,” he said. “The reality is I’m at a really good football club that helped me. I’m not here because I’m that good, it’s because I’m at a good club and I have good support.”
Potter enjoys the support he receives at Brighton and whilst the rumours are unlikely to go away, it appears that he is not looking for a move away from the AMEX stadium.