The Independent understands that Swansea City are to name Graham Potter as their new manager next week. He will take charge of current club Ostersunds for the final time this weekend, before leaving for the Welsh club.
43-year-old Potter has built up a great reputation for himself following his exploits with the Swedish minnows. Swansea are prepared to take a chance on the former Stoke City, West Brom and York City midfielder, in what will be only his second job in professional management.
On Saturday, Ostersunds take on Hacken at home, with is set to be Potter’s last game with the club after being appointed to the role all the way back in 2011. After this weekend, the Swedish top flight breaks for the World Cup, and all parties believe this is the best time to make the change.
Potter guided the Northern Swedish side into the Europa League last season, where they gave Arsenal a good game before being defeated in the knockout stages. Potter may be inexperienced in one regard, but he has been in management for seven years, experiencing success in both league and cup, as well as tasting European competition as well. Swansea will be looking to mount a push for the Premier League at the first attempt, following their relegation. Carlos Carvalhal was moved on following the conclusion of his contract, with the former Sheffield Wednesday head coach not the man they believed could guide them back.
Potter could be formally announced by the Welsh club on Monday or Tuesday.