HITC – BRIGHTON, Graham Potter’s appointment as Brighton boss has brought in a wave of excitement around the Amex but one player may benefit more than most.
After parting ways with Chris Hughton after the final game of the season, Brighton announced the appointment of Swansea City’s boss Graham Potter as their new manager.
Hughton’s sacking came as a massive shock after the wonderful work he had done with the Seagulls over the last few years. However, Brighton managed to win just twice since the turn of the year, which is unacceptable for any side in the Premier League.
Graham Potter’s appointment should come as fantastic news for Brighton fans and they can be hopeful of a completely different style of play next season.
Hughton’s philosophy of surrendering possession and hitting the opposition on the break turned out to be his downfall, but Potter is sure to make Brighton a more attack-minded side next season.
One player who will massively benefit from the change is Alireza Jahanbakhsh. A lot was expected of the Iranian after his stellar season with AZ Alkmaar, for whom he scored and assisted a combined 36 goals in all competitions.
However, Jahanbakhsh failed to register a single goal or assist this campaign, which has largely been down to his side’s style of play rather than his own wrongdoings.
The 25-year-old will thrive when he is given the freedom to showcase his skills in the attacking areas and Potter should look to build his team around Jahanbakhsh next season.