Potter heads back to where it all began

20th December 2018
First team

Graham Potter is looking forward to returning to the city where his coaching journey began when Swansea face Hull.

The 43-year-old cut his coaching teeth at the University of Hull as a Football Development Manager, spending over two-and-a-half years there.

Nearly a decade later he returns to East Yorkshire in charge of the Swans as he looks to make it three Championship wins in a row when they take on the Tigers in Saturday’s tea-time kick-off.

“I was very fortunate and very grateful to them for giving me my first job outside of professional football,” said Potter.

“It was my first taste of the real world if you like. It is a fantastic institution there at the University of Hull.

“It is a great city and I really enjoyed my time there. I was working with the centre of excellence at the time so I know the club quite well.

“It will be nice to go back there and I know how important the club is to the community and the city.”

And Potter may have the chance to catch up with a few familiar faces at the KCOM Stadium encounter.

“A couple of my friends from the university have got in contact, so possibly,” he added when asked about catching up with former colleagues.