The Supporters’ Trust extends a warm welcome to Graham Potter following the news that terms have been agreed which will see him joining the Club next week. Whilst not involved in the selection process, our Supporter Director has been kept in the picture as discussions have progressed and we feel the appointment will be a positive step as we look to rebuild after a series of disappointing seasons.
Last month the majority owners themselves accepted that ‘perhaps the club has lost its unique identity’ and declared that ‘we need to rediscover that identity both on the pitch and off it if we are to make the community proud of this football club again’. The Trust has previously stated however, that just changing the manager is unlikely to be sufficient to make the sort of progress we are all now hoping for. Other changes to the football department of the Club are needed, and we hope there will be rapid movement on that front to ensure that Graham Potter has the appropriate support for the inevitable challenges ahead.