Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of
His arrival as Swansea's new boss comes as no real surprise, after weeks of intense speculation linking him to a job that Carvalhal vacated after the club opted not to renew his short-term contract.
Confirming his appointment, a statement on Swansea's official website said:
"Swansea City are delighted to announce that Graham Potter has been appointed as the club's new manager.
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• Jose Mourinho (Man Utd)
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"The Swans settled on a compensation package with Ostersunds for Potter and two members of his staff, Billy Reid and Kyle Macaulay, last week, while personal terms were also agreed.
"The trio have now completed the paperwork on their moves to SA1, and will start work at their new club ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season, which kicks off in early August.
"He has guided the club to three promotions – taking them from the fourth tier to the top flight – and won the Swedish Cup in 2017."
Potter has spent seven seasons with
The former Birmingham midfielder's style of coaching has been praised in recent times, with his unconventional training methods believed to have helped his players adapt to playing out of their comfort zone. His efforts have been recognised within Sweden, with Potter twice winning the Swedish Football Awards Manager of the Year.
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He will now look to revive the fortunes of Swansea, after a season of turmoil and discontent under Paul Clement and Carlos Carvalhal. His primary objective will be attempting to lead the Swans back to the Premier League, after last season's relegation ended their seven-year spell in England's top flight.