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Brighton eyeing Bo Svensson as new manager

Svensson's Mainz have made a good start to the season
Svensson's Mainz have made a good start to the season / Alex Grimm/GettyImages
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Mainz manager Bo Svensson is under consideration to replace Graham Potter as Brighton & Hove Albion manager, 90min understands.

Potter left the Seagulls earlier this month to replace the sacked Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, after three hugely successful years down on the south coast.

Prior to his departure, the 47-year-old had guided Brighton to fourth in the table after six Premier League outings - with his final game with the club the 5-2 mauling of Leeds United.

90min understands that Brighton are keen to have a new head coach in the AMEX dugout in time for their next game - away at Liverpool on 1 October - and Svensson is a candidate that is being strongly considered.

Svensson's Mainz currently sit sixth in the Bundesliga, having won three of their opening six games, and the Dane has dramatically reversed their fortunes since being appointed in January 2021.

At the time of his arrival, Mainz had been on the cusp of dropping out of the Bundesliga, but they finished the Covid-affected 2020/21 season comfortably above the relegation zone before coming eight last term.

Brighton have eyed candidates with similar profiles to Potter in their search for a new boss, and 90min understands that former Shakhtar Donetsk and Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi has been considered.

Nottingham Forest's Steve Cooper and Bodo/Glimt's Kjetil Knutsen are also in the running to take over on the south coast, although it's unclear whether either side would give Brighton permission to talk to them at this stage.


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