Graham Potter, 46, was a successful head coach for the Ostersounds a few years ago. He now leads Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League, which started the season strong, and is seventh in the table.
But Graham Potter has not only made an impression on the Premier League arenas. On the night between Friday and Saturday, Potter and some of Brighton’s other leaders slept on the street. This is the feeling of living as a homeless and showing their support for those who are going through difficult times in the community.
The event was organized by the charity Off the fence, which was to test what it’s like to sleep on the street one night. The goal is to raise awareness and raise funds to help the homeless.
Graham Potter shared it with fellow BHA colleagues Billy Reed and Bruno.
We had an easy kind of sleep in difficult conditions, but it still gave us insight into the challenges homeless people face every day and every night, Graham Potter tells Brighton-based local newspaper The Argus.
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Potter says he knows everyone who doesn’t have a home to go to.
After only one night in the street, I cannot imagine what it would be like to suffer in this way, without any idea of what the future will bring or where the next meal will come from.
In an interview with a local newspaper, the famous Brighton coach talks about many people going through tough times. He wants to help bring about change, and he hopes more people will pull their weight to support the homeless.
There are some notable charities in the UK and here in Brighton and Hove. It’s getting more and more difficult for those organizations. Now that we’re approaching winter and the nights are getting cooler, with temperatures dropping below zero, I’d like to ask everyone who can give their support this winter, Graham Potter told The Argus.
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Potter took over at Brighton and Hove Albion in 2019, after nearly two seasons as coach of Swansea.
Prior to that, Östersunds coached FK from 2011 to 2018. They managed to win the Swedish Cup and reach the European League, where they defeated Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
This season, Potter Brighton’s side have started well, with 17 points in their first 11 games. The team is ranked seventh in the Premier League and Graham Potter has received praise from many quarters.
– I’m a big fan of his work. He’s a top-tier coach, for example Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp earlier this fall.
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