Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is amongst the early favourite for the Brighton vacancy

Next Brighton manager odds: Nottingham Forest boss remains second favourite as Graham Potter joins Chelsea

Kjetil Knutsen and Steve Cooper are still the early front runners for the AMEX Stadium vacancy.

Brighton & Hove Albion became the third Premier League club without a manager this week as Graham Potter was confirmed as Chelsea boss.

The London club parted company with Thomas Tuchel earlier this week and moved swiftly to bring in the Seagulls head coach as his replacement.

The Seagulls have now begun the search for the Englishman’s successor and the bookmakers are already taking bets on who that might be.

Norwegian coach Kjetil Knutsen, who has impressed with Bodø/Glimt, is the early favourite followed closely by Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper.

Ange Postecoglou has also been mentioned as an ideal fit for Brighton but it might be difficult to tempt him away from Celtic while a trio of EFL Championship bosses are also thought to be contenders.

Potter has been in charge of the Seagulls for three seasons, led them to a ninth place finish in the 2021/22 campaign and has left the side sitting fourth in the Premier League table.

This weekend’s postponements has offered Brighton a little more time to find their new manager, with the team potentially not playing until October.

Here is how the early betting market looks for the next permanent manager of Brighton & Hove Albion:

*All odds correct at time of publication but subject to change

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