Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 26

first_imgThis Sunday morning on Sportsday we react to Wales reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Northern Ireland 1-0 while the Republic of Ireland gear up to take on hosts France.There is also reaction to England’s series whitewash down under against Australia as well as news from the other home nations in international rugby union action.All that plus Anthony Joshua successfully defends his IBF Heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena.All brought to you by Lisa O’Sullivan and the team!last_img read more

Graham Potter appointed new Swansea City boss

first_img 2 Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of Graham Potter as their new manager.The 43-year-old Englishman has signed a three-year contract with the Welsh club, who suffered relegation from the Premier League this season. Potter, who succeeds Carlos Carvalhal, joins the Jacks after a successful reign at Östersunds FK.He guided the club from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the top flight, and later steered them to a first major trophy in the Swedish Cup.Swansea will be hoping he achieves similar success in south Wales, as they eye a quick return to the Premier League.“Swansea City are delighted to announce that Graham Potter has been appointed as the club’s new manager,” read a club statement on their official website.“Potter has (on Monday) signed a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium after leaving Swedish club Ostersunds to take charge of the Swans.”The Swans confirmed they agreed a compensation package with Ostersunds for Potter, plus assistant Billy Reid and recruitment specialist Kyle Macaulay last week. 2 Graham Potter during his time at Östersunds FK Graham Potter played for the likes of Birmingham, Stoke, West Brom and Southampton during his career “The trio have now completed the paperwork on their moves to SA1, and will start work at their new club ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season, which kicks off in early August,” the club added.Potter enjoyed a journeyman career as a player, having represented the likes of Birmingham City, Stoke City, West Brom and Southampton, before ending his career at Macclesfield Town in 2005.He took over Ostersunds in December 2010 and guided them from the fourth tier to the top division in Sweden.Ostersund also won the Swedish Cup in 2017 to qualify for last season’s Europa League, reaching the last 32 before losing 4-2 on aggregate to Arsenal.Potter succeeds Carlos Carvalhal at the Liberty Stadium, with the Portuguese leaving the club after relegation had been confirmed on the final day of last season.last_img read more