Boss receives honorary doctorate

18th October 2018

Swans boss Graham Potter has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Mid Sweden University for his leadership and success at Ostersund.

The university, which has a campus in Ostersund, announced Potter would receive the special honour at a ceremony last weekend.

Potter spent seven years with Ostersund, taking them from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the top flight.

The club’s rise under the current Swans boss also included Swedish Cup success, which led to a memorable Europa League campaign that saw Ostersund beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Off the field, the university also recognised Potter’s part in developing a 'culture academy', which saw players and staff sing, dance and act in front of an audience in an attempt to boost their performance ability.

“It’s a big honour. It’s not every day you see that happening, so I feel very proud,” said Potter.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the event to receive the honorary doctorate, but it is something that I really appreciate.

“The time I spent in Sweden with Ostersund was a special time for me and my family and I’ll always have very fond memories of all the people I got to know.”