Swansea fans react to speculation linking Graham Potter to Aston Villa

A general view of Villa Park home stadium of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford  at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Could Graham Potter leave Swansea City after just 11 Championship games to take Steve Bruce's place in the Aston Villa dugout?

Swansea City manager Graham Potter thanks home supporters after the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium on September 29, 2018 in...

After spending eight years building a dynasty at Ostersunds, surely Graham Potter isn’t going to leave Swansea City after just 11 league games in South Wales.

That is the view of Swansea supporters anyway as they dismiss speculation linking their promising young manager with the suddenly leaderless Aston Villa.

Villa sacked Steve Bruce on Wednesday and, according to The Mail, Potter is one of the names on their shortlist. The report adds that Thierry Henry, Dean Smith, Carlos Carvalhal, Paulo Fonseca and even former captain John Terry are in the frame with the Midland giants casting their net far and wide.

John Terry of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

But Potter seems very unlikely given that he signed a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium as recently as June. After arriving, the man who took Ostersunds from the Swedish third tier to the Europa League knockout rounds told the BBC that there was no quick fix to Swansea’s problems and that he was in it for the long haul.

Such comments haven’t been forgotten by Swansea supporters. So Aston Villa could be wasting their time here.

Swansea City manager Graham Potter shouts instructions to his team from the dug-out during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on...

Not going to happen yet John. Way Potter is going so far, destined for bigger things than Villa, who have a big fanbase and great history. Rodgers or Dean Smith would do a good job there.

 

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