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Balogun to work with 44-year-old coach next season at Brighton

Nigeria international, Leon Balogun will work with former York City defender Graham Potter who was today appointed manager of premier league side, Brighton.

The 44-year-old coach penned a four-year deal with the Seagulls as a replacement for Chris Houghton who was sacked a week ago.

Following Potter to the south coast as part of his backroom staff are Billy Reid, Bjorn Hamberg and Kyle Macaulay.

“I was sold by the long-term vision and passion shown by Tony Bloom, Paul Barber and Dan Ashworth. The ideas and plans they have for the future of this football club excited me and I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of it,” Potter said.

“This club has been on an incredible journey and my aim along with Bjorn (Hamberg), Kyle (Macauley) and Billy (Reid), is to ensure the great work that has gone before us is built on, as we strive to cement our place in the Premier League for many years to come.”

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Brighton chairman Bloom had wanted to appoint a new manager as quickly as possible to aid pre-season planning.

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