Franck Haise is the head coach at Lens
Franck Haise is the head coach at Lens

Brighton manager odds: Franck Haise odds-on favourite for Premier League job

Lens head coach Franck Haise is the odds-on favourite to become the new manager of Brighton.

Graham Potter left the Amex last week after he was appointed Chelsea boss.

Haise led Lens to 7th in Ligue 1 last season, replicating their same finish from the 20/21 campaign.

They have started the current season in great form, sitting 3rd in the table with 17 points from their first seven games.

The French coach prefers to play a three-at-the-back system, which would allow continuity from Potter's previous formation at the Seagulls.

Next Brighton manager odds (via Sky Bet)

  • Franck Haise - 8/13
  • Kjetil Knutsen - 11/4
  • Steve Cooper - 11/2
  • Roberto De Zerbi - 12/1
  • Ange Postecoglou - 16/1
  • Nathan Jones - 18/1

Odds correct at 1020 BST (14/09/22)

Kjetil Knutsen is the favourite for the Brighton job after Graham Potter left for Chelsea
Kjetil Knutsen was previously the favourite for the job

Haise replaces Kjetil Knutsen at the top of the market, with the Bodo/Glimt expected to move to an established European club in the near future having achieved minor miracles in Norwegian football.

Previous boss Potter also forged his reputation during a hugely successful spell with another Scandinavian minnow Ostersunds in Swedish football.

However he did have experience of the English game both as a player, with various clubs in the '90s and early 2000s, and as a head coach in the Sky Bet Championship with Swansea - the role he held when Albion recruited him in 2019.

He has led the club to back-to-back titles and the quarter-finals of the inaugural Europa Conference League - a competition in which they thrashed eventual winners Roma 6-1 in the group stage.

Brighton under-21 coach Andrew Crofts is currently in interim charge alongside various others, including former England and Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, none of whom are priced up for the vacancy.

Brighton boss Graham Potter
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