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Brighton chief adamant highly-rated boss Potter is going nowhere after being linked with Tottenham and Everton jobs

BRIGHTON chief executive Paul Barber believes manager Graham Potter is going nowhere. Potter, 46, has been linked to a number of vacant hotseats including Tottenham and Everton. Potter was also linked with the Newcastle job last month following Steve Bruce’s sacking before Eddie Howe was appointed at St James’ Park. Since taking charge in 2019, Potter […] ...

BRIGHTON chief executive Paul Barber believes manager Graham Potter is going nowhere.

Potter, 46, has been linked to a number of vacant hotseats including Tottenham and Everton.

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Graham Potter has earned rave reviews at Brighton since taking charge in 2019[/caption]

Potter was also linked with the Newcastle job last month following Steve Bruce’s sacking before Eddie Howe was appointed at St James’ Park.

Since taking charge in 2019, Potter has lost just 36 of his 99 matches – winning on 28 occasions.

After 15th and 16th placed finishes in his opening two seasons, the Seagulls sit in seventh spot after 11 games and are just five points off the top four.

And Barber accepts interest in the ex-Swansea chief will occur as he continues to do a good job on the South Coast — but he is not concerned.

He said: “There is always going to be interest in good people whether it’s coaches, players or even backroom staff as well.

“We’ve got Graham on a long contract, we like what he’s doing.

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“We want him to be here for a long time to come and I think he’s happy to be here.”

Potter spent a night sleeping rough during the international break for charity as he and his coaching staff took part in project project ‘Antifreeze’.

Barber added: “Graham and his coaching staff wanted to help raise awareness of the problem we have not just in this city but all over the country of people being homeless.

“In winter, it’s particularly harsh and difficult.

“I think Graham and his staff wanted to demonstrate some of those pressures and raise awareness of the problem which is affecting the whole country.”

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