Graham Potter says he is happy to be working for “one of the best run clubs in the Premier League”.

The Albion head coach has again been speculatively linked with Everton after Rafa Benitez was sacked yesterday.

But there appears no reason for Albion fans to be concerned about him heading to Merseyside.

Potter underlined that when asked about Everton today in his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s visit from Chelsea.

Potter said: “It’s not nice when somebody loses their job.

“I only met Rafa when we played Everton so I don’t know him that well but he came across as a real gentleman. I wish him well.

“I can’t comment on speculation, on things that are out there in the newspapers or wherever.

“I am focused on my job here. Repeat – happy here, very happy here with, in my opinion, one of the best run football clubs in the Premier League, with a fantastic owner, chairman, CEO, sports director, great people at the club, a nice environment to work in, an ambitious club.

“I just get on with my job here and do my best.”

Potter has guided Albion into the top half of the Premier League, helped by a recent win at Goodison.

But he is keen to point out that progress has been a collective affair.

He said: “The reality is I am at a really good football club who help me.

“I am not here because I’m that good, it’s because I am at a good club.

“I have good support, I have good people around me, I have people who allow me to do my job, that give me support, that give me trust.

“These things are important.

“There is an organisation around the club.

“The reality of it is we are not as good as people think.


“We are probably not as bad as people think as well when things aren’t going so well!

“Then you just can’t help what people write or put out there.”