Ole Gunnar Solskjaer linked with vacant Brighton job

Mitch Wilks
Solskjaer has emerged as a contender for the Brighton job
Solskjaer has emerged as a contender for the Brighton job / IAN KINGTON/GettyImages

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been mentioned 'internally' at Brighton as they seek a replacement for Graham Potter, a report claims.

Potter left the club to take the reins at Chelsea following Thomas Tuchel's sacking in September, following a seriously impressive three-year spell in charge of the Seagulls.

It means Brighton are now tasked with finding a suitable replacement for Potter with the season already underway.

While they assess their options and seek out the right candidate, Jeunes Footeux state that former Manchester United manager Solskjaer is being considered internally for the job at the Amex Stadium.

The 49-year-old has been out of work since being dismissed by United in late 2021, where a difficult start to the 2021/22 season cost him his job after finishing second in the Premier League and Europa League runners-up the season before.

90min understands Brighton are keen to have their new manager in place for the return of the Premier League following the upcoming international break, when they visit Liverpool on 1 October.

Mainz manager Bo Svensson is being strongly considered following his seriously impressive work with the German side, taking them from relegation candidates to Bundesliga high-flyers.

Meanwhile, Roberto De Zerbi, who left Shakhtar Donetsk in summer, is now also being considered for the job after his name was put forward for the role, with the ownership impressed by his CV.