Potter responds to latest Swansea manager speculation

Matt Stead

Graham Potter has attempted to play down reports linking him with becoming the new manager of Swansea.

The Ostersund boss called the claims “speculation” on Tuesday as he prepared his current side for their Swedish league match against IK Sirius.

That match on Wednesday could be the last for Potter in charge of the Allsvenskan side if Swansea make a move for the 43-year-old former West Brom player.

Potter won plaudits for guiding his team into the knock-out stage of the Europa League before they fell to Arsenal, despite winning at the Emirates Stadium.

Sky Sports News reported Potter is the man Swansea want to lead them in the Sky Bet Championship next season, following their relegation.

Potter told Swedish website osdsport.se: “It’s just speculation. Now I will focus on the important match we will play tomorrow.”

Previous boss Carlos Carvalhal left Swansea after the club dropped out of the Premier League.