Swans go back to the future with Potter

15th July 2018
First team

Alan Curtis believes the Swans have gone back to the future in the appointment of Graham Potter as manager.

The Swans unveiled Potter last month as he left Swedish side Ostersund to fill the vacancy left by Carlos Carvalhal’s departure.

Curtis soon followed as he left his role as loan player manager to join Potter’s backroom team as assistant coach along with Bjorn Hamberg, assistant manager Billy Reid, goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker and head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay.

And Curtis believes the decision to bring Potter to the Liberty mirrors that of two successful appointments from years gone by, Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers.

“Graham is the sort of appointment we used to make a few years ago, with Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers being the prime examples,” said Curtis, who worked under both managers.

“At the time, both Roberto and Brendan were innovative, young, progressive managers, and that’s what I see in Graham.

“We’ve had a couple of staff meetings and he came across very well. He’s clear in what he wants.

“It’s just a case of implementing all the things he talked about, taking them onto the training ground and then onto the pitch.”