|Kjetil Kjutsen is the front runner for the vacant head coach role at Brighton. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
With Graham Potter off to Chelsea in a sensational and unprecedented move, where does the hope of Brighton lie after being left by their enigmatic manager?
The Seagulls are fourth on the premier league log after their latest 5-2 bashing of Leicester before the league was suspended in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II; momentum is key and that may have been taken away from Brighton by the abrupt stoppage and the departure of Potter.
The team hasn’t announced a replacement for Potter yet but U21 coach, Andy Croft has been named as interim boss but who are the likely options for a permanent manager?
Bodo/Glimt manager, Kjetil Knutsen’s stocks have risen since taking over the Norwegian club in 2018; he isn’t the most popular name in football but his work is speaking for him and his name is on top of the list of potential replacement for Potter.
Ange Postegoclou has made huge statements in the Scottish league, wrestling power from Rangers and effectively banishing the Ibrox side to second place with substantial space; the Romanian has lots of similarities with Brighton’s style and will be a hand-in-glove option.
Steve Cooper is a shock name on the list but will he be willing to leave Nottingham Forest at this stage of his premier league sojourn? Scott Parker is another option; the former Fulham and Bournemouth boss is out of job after being laid off by the latter three weeks ago and would mind a quick bounce.