Mainz​ boss Bo Svensson on Brighton shortlist

Mainz 05 boss Bo Svensson is being linked with managerless Brighton.

Svensson is on the shortlist to take over as the new Brighton boss following Graham Potter’s departure to Chelsea last week, says the Athletic.

Svensson has impressed at Mainz, leading the club to a lofty eighth place finish in the Bundesliga last term while they currently sit sixth after three wins in their opening six games.

He recently earned praise from Liverpool manager and former Mainz coach Jurgen Klopp.

The search is being led by owner and chairman Tony Bloom alongside chief executive Paul Barber and technical director David Weir.