Graham Potter was born in Solihull, West Midlands, England, on May 20, 1975.
He is a former professional player. In a 13-year playing career, Potter, who played as a left-back, made 307 appearances in the Football League. He also played in the Premier League for Southampton and the Football Conference for Shrewsbury Town. At international level, he was capped once for England at under-21 level.
After retiring from professional football, he started his managerial career in January 2011 with Swedish club Östersund. He won three promotions and the Svenska Cupen (Sweden Cup) with Östersund, leading them to the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League knockout stage.
He was appointed manager of Championship club, Swansea City in June 2018, and moved on to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League a year later.
Potter was appointed Chelsea Manager in September 2022, on a five-year deal.