Brighton boss Graham Potter believes being frightened of being sacked as a soccer supervisor can result in poor decision-making.
Potter was awarded a two-year contract extension in November 2019, simply six months after becoming a member of the membership on an preliminary four-year deal.
Final season, the Seagulls completed Fifteenth within the Premier League with 41 factors and 6 factors away from the relegation zone, nonetheless this season they’re struggling – and have misplaced three straight league video games.
They at present sit degree on factors with 18th-placed Fulham and are solely above the drop zone on objective distinction with only one top-flight dwelling win this marketing campaign.
“I actually really feel the help of the hierarchy on the membership, as I’ve stated earlier than,” Potter stated. “I am lucky that I’ve a implausible chairman, Tony Bloom is superb, and the board, so I’ve no complaints in any way.
“I additionally know that it is soccer and these guys have gotten an enormous duty and so they need to do what they suppose is the precise factor on a regular basis as a result of an important factor is the membership that if you’re in my place you need to perceive and respect that.
“However my relationship with them is good, on the identical time I perceive that we’re the place we’re.
“If outcomes are like we’re then after all there’s all the time dialog and stress from exterior, however there’s nothing you are able to do to manage that.”
Under Brighton, Nineteenth-place West Bromwich Albion fired Slaven Bilic in December, and backside facet Sheffield United confirmed supervisor Chris Wilder’s exit on Saturday.
Brighton journey to Southampton on Sunday, and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet solely ended their very own sequence of 9 video games and not using a win within the Premier League by beating Sheffield United final Saturday and have simply seven extra factors than their south coast rivals.
When requested concerning the stress he was beneath, Potter stated: “In fact, however the stress is not for my very own private state of affairs, it is extra for the duty that you’ve got for the crew and for the membership.
“I made a promise to myself and my household after I began this job – again once we left England for Ostersund – you’ll be able to’t worry the sack, you’ll be able to’t be frightened of dropping your job as a soccer supervisor as a result of then I do not suppose you make the precise choices, I do not suppose you strategy it in the precise manner.
“I feel you have to perceive that and what I’ve stated earlier than, that the chairman, board, homeowners, they’ve an enormous duty as a result of they’re chargeable for the membership so no matter they resolve, no matter determination is made you have to respect it.
“I’ve all the time thought like that, after which my job is to do my finest however that also doesn’t suggest that you do not really feel stress, you do not really feel the duty, you do not really feel that pressure – that is clear since you’ve obtained folks you care about within the membership that you simply wish to do higher for and assist and that is the place the stress is.”
After their go to to Southampton on Sunday, Brighton will host Newcastle at 8pm on Saturday March 20, stay on Sky Sports activities.