A FORMER Albion player has suggested that Graham Potter won't be going anywhere amid rumours linking him with the Newcastle job.

The Albion manager has been heavily linked with the job at St James' Park following their takeover by PCP Capital Partners, a Saudi-backed consortium.

The Magpies were sold by long-time owner Mike Ashley earlier last week for a fee of around £305 million.

Steve Bruce is currently in charge of the club, but his position in the dugout has come under question with the arrival of the new owners and the club currently sitting in 19th place in the Premier League, having not won a single game so far.

Newcastle United have now become the richest club in the world, and since have been linked to many big-name signings once the transfer market, with the club's fans hoping to see some of the world's best players turn up at the club.

The club has been linked with ambitious moves for players such as PSG's Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland. Although these moves are very unlikely.

Former Albion star Will Buckley however, has played down reports that Potter will be leaving the club and has said that the manager still has "long-term" plans at the Amex Stadium.

Talking on Seagulls Social, he said: "He does not strike me as the sort of kind of manager who would just go for that. He has a plan in place for the long-term and is building something at Brighton.

"I can not see him leaving.

"Players are different as it is a shorter career and a lucrative comes for a big player, then decisions will have to be made. Time will tell."

Albion have had a philosophy change since Potter was appointed manager and now focus on playing passing and attacking football. This season there have finally been rewards for the type of football being played, with the club are currently sixth in the Premier League.

To further distance Potter with the job, there are eight different managers ahead of him in the list of potential candidates, according to Sky Bet.