Brighton CEO Paul Barber was full of praise for manager Graham Potter and what he has achieved for the club thus far. Barber also said he could not be happier with the success of Hope Powell and the women’s team as they secured their third straight win in the WSL. Potter joined the club in 2019 and was offered a contract extension after just six months. His name was thrown into the ring for a number of high-profile job vacancies in the Premier League.
“There is always going to be interested in good people, whether it’s coaches, players or even backroom staff as well.” Brighton CEO Paul Barber said. “We’ve got Graham on a long contract, we like what he’s doing, we want him to be here for a long time to come and I think he’s happy to be here. We drew a lot of games.. We played very well, had a lot of possession in games, didn’t really close out some of them the way we would have liked but this year we’ve started to turn that around.”
“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,” he added. “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.”