Dan Ashworth became the Technical Director at Brighton the year before Potter joined I think. Recently got pinched by Newcastle (cnuts). Very highly rated.I've admired the way Brighton have been run these last few years - great manager and some of the best recruitment in the league.
Anyone have any idea who's in charge of the recruitment? A good team, a DoF? Of course the directive is likely handed down from Bloom himself, which must help a lot given he made his money in sports analytics, but I wonder how involved he is himself. I remember reading he had a guy from the rival betting syndicate (Brentford's owners firm) on Brighton's board.
When you look at the state of United's board and our poor recruitment team it's night and day.
Purely a hunch here, but could City be cleaning up their finances with all these sales to pave the way for harsher restrictions to curb the rise of Newcastle?It feels quite nailed on to me, I don't think Brighton are the type of club to stand in his way if they get a fair bid? 50-60m? City have plenty of funds after Zinchenko, Sterling, Jesus and Torres sales this year. They also surely cant go in to the new season with Ake as 2nd choice left back, its a position they need to invest in, and also seems no point in looking elsewhere for a stop gap if he is attainable.
Cheers, I normally stay off the caf for a bit when we have results like this!
I think the profile fits very well honestly. He has shown himself not only adaptable tactically on his own merit, but his modern approach to football is right along what we've been looking for. His teams have enormous fight and spirit not to mention they are so well drilled they can go up against anyone on their day. Only team I've seen outplaying City for such long periods a game. Coach is the real deal, no matter the "profile" we're looking for. However, he wont get to build a side here. He'll be judged harshly when coming in, has to mainly work with what he has got, maybe get a couple cheap signings.. because we can't afford to discard players as they are treated as money assets. It will leave him a team that is not up for it, and he has no power to change it. He'd probably say no to the job.Will Potter be considered for big job if it comes up? The quality of football Brighton play can not be denied, but his profile might not fit what fans demand, a bit like Howe when he had Bournemouth flying.
Dunno. It was a well-drilled team - that takes time. At Brighton, Potter has been given the time to get the team to be playing at that level.I think the next time a big job opens up in the PL, Graham Potter is expected to be right up there. Very composed and mature performance from them. He's also getting the best out of his players which has led to the 100 plus million from just two defenders. Getting Welbeck playing like he was yesterday is just unbelievable.
United was supposedly interested in him according to Tim Vickery -- who said that Caicedo was the real deal. He went for peanuts to Brighton.What a good player Moises Caciedo is, superb again in central midfield against top 6 team from last season.