Mainz coach Bo Svensson 'flattered' by Brighton interest

Mainz coach Bo Svensson has welcomed interest from Brighton.

Svensson has admitted he’s “flattered” by links to the Brighton job but insists there has been “no contact” over replacing Graham Potter.

Svensson is on the Premier League club’s shortlist after leading Mainz to an eighth-placed finish in the Bundesliga last season.

“There has been no contact between me and Brighton,” he told BT.

“I probably don’t really need to comment on this either. It’s the media that has written something without any sources, and I’ve just been sent the story.

“It’s flattering, if that’s true. Otherwise, I don’t have much to deal with right now – for me, it’s not concrete right now.

“But if there’s any truth to it, I’m flattered by it without saying too much else about it.

“Everything is relative. What is the time ahead? I have a contract until the end of next season and that’s what I’m dealing with right now.

“I signed that contract with the intention of fulfilling it, and that’s what I can relate to right now.”