Graham Potter's in-tray: The 9 issues new Brighton boss MUST tackle in first week

Graham Potter will soon begin his work as Brighton and Hove Albion manager - but what key issues MUST he tackle?

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 1:52 pm
Graham Potter was appointed as Brighton manager on Monday

From moving to the south coast, decisions on players and transfers, we take a look at NINE issues Potter will look to solve:

With a young family to consider, Potters first task will be to go house hunting in order to settle on the south coast ASAP. Hell be hoping this a somewhat a permanent home having only moved from Sweden back to the UK last year.
Potter confirmed Billy Reid will be his assistant while Bjorn Hamberg and Kyle Macauley will also help form the backroom staff. Given he is dealing with a larger scale that is the Premier League, Potter may still expand his team.
The 44-year-old carries an attacking style whereas his predecessor Chris Hughton opted for a more defensively organised stance. Brightons players spent five years under Hughton, so it may not necessarily be a quick fix.
Brunos exit means Brighton are officially without a club captain. Lewis Dunk has often taken the reigns when the Spaniard didnt feature - but will that remain the same under Potter?
Potter will undoubtedly be keen to suss out who to include in his first-team plans and which players he sees fit for his potential new style of play.
Potter says he isnt expecting massive amounts of transfer business, which suggests hell have to be shrewd with his buys. Its not unusual for Potter, though, who worked on a limited budget at Swansea.
Should Potter delve into the transfer market, attacking options are likely to be a priority. Brighton were the fourth lowest scorers in the Premier League last season. Oli McBurnie, anyone?
The threat of relegation ultimately cost Chris Hughton his job, so Potter will be expected to ensure that does not become a possibility again. It could be a case of setting aims right away or hold off and set them as the season progresses.
Potter possessed one of the youngest squads in the Championship, all because he believed in giving youth a chance. Perhaps he will adopt a similar philosophy and create a clear pathway for those in the youth academy.