ENGLAND fans have voted for Albion boss Graham Potter as their favourite to replace Gareth Southgate.

Potter was appointed head coach of Brighton and Hove Albion in May 2019 and guided his side to their highest ever Premier League finish this season.

After disappointing results against Italy and Hungary, some England fans are questioning whether Southgate is the right man for the job – with speculation as to who they’d like to replace him.

In a Twitter poll by SportBible, Potter was chosen as the fan favourite to take over as England manager.

Among the other options were former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, Roma boss Jose Mourinho and former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Both Dyche and Pochettino were convincingly out voted – finishing with 13 per cent and 18.1 per cent of the vote respectively.

Potter was the winner with 39.2 per cent of the votes, with Mourinho in second place with 29.7 per cent.

The Albion manager has previously been linked with moves to Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle.

In April, sports journalist Henry Winter says he believes Potter is in pole position to replace Southgate, who is under contract with the England national team until December 2024.

“The Brighton and Hove Albion head coach is viewed by some around the England camp as Gareth Southgate’s obvious long-term successor and his popularity at the FA will have been enhanced by the way he set up his team tactically to negate Tottenham Hotspur’s strengths,” Henry Winter wrote in The Times.

Potter, who has a Master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence, began his managerial career at Swedish side Ostersund, where he won three promotions in five seasons, followed by a first major trophy and a spot in the Europa League.

He spent two years at Swansea before taking over at Brighton in 2019.

Last November, the 47-year-old spoke about his England ambitions.

“If you’re looking at international football and you’re an Englishman, then of course it’s the pinnacle,” he said.

“You can see the Champions League and club football is also a pinnacle.

“The England job is a fantastic job and Gareth (Southgate) has done an amazing job there and long may he continue.

“I can’t sit here and say anything else. My focus is on Brighton and Hove Albion.”