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Newcastle-linked 46-year-old admits he feels sorry for Toon Army

As Newcastle United apparently continue to search for a new manager on Tyneside, one man linked with the job, Graham Potter, admits he feels a little bit sorry for the Toon Army.

Potter is among a host of names being linked with a move to the Northeast to replace Steve Bruce. The 46-year-old has impressed at Brighton, with a fine start this season doing his reputation no harm.

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But like so many who are being linked of late, Potter seemed to distance himself from the Newcastle job during his press conference today. Indeed, he admitted he has a hint of sympathy for the Newcastle fans as well.

“All it is is opinion. A lot of it is not true. It’s just what it is,” Potter said.

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“I feel a little bit for the supporters because they have to read speculation or they have to read false headlines that aren’t correct. But I think most people understand that’s just the world we’re in.”

Alongside Potter, the likes of Frank Lampard, Unai Emery, and Brendan Rodgers have all been linked with the job.

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Another day, another name thrown into the hat. But with Potter, you get the feeling it’s a bit of a non-starter from Newcastle’s perspective.

He’s doing a sound job in Brighton and has started brilliantly this season.

He’s also well-liked and respected at the AMEX, and at just 46, time is firmly on his side in terms of making a move to a ‘bigger club’. Maybe one day Potter can end up at St James’ Park. But for now, he will likely remain on the south coast.

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