Dunfermline Athletic

John Potter Leaves

Saturday, 23rd Jun 2018

Dunfermline Athletic wish to announce that Head Coach, John Potter is today leaving our club to join Sunderland. He will join the backroom staff of Jack Ross, at the Stadium of Light, as from Monday.

Chairman, Ross McArthur commented:-

“We are naturally disappointed to see John move on, after recently agreeing a new contract, but the chance to work at a club that was in the English Premiership only two seasons ago, was a chance he could not refuse. Myself, and the rest of our Board, have the highest regard for John, not only as a great coach but as a fantastic man.

“To the end, John acted with great honesty, integrity and respect, which is an example to others. Things have happened quickly this week, but Sunderland met our release terms, to allow John to make the move. As a local boy, who supports our club, it has not been an easy decision for John to make but first and foremost he has to look after his family. On behalf of the Pars Family, I would like to wish John, Caroline and the boys well and I hope they have every success in the future”.

John Potter leaves
Sat, 23rd Jun 2018

Manager, Allan Johnston stated “this was a great opportunity for Pottsie that was too good to turn down, as I myself know how big a club Sunderland are. He has been a massive help to me since I came to East End Park and does a lot of unselfish work behind the scenes. I wish him every success in the future.

“Things have moved very quickly in the last 48 hours so I am also delighted that Stevie Crawford has agreed to come in on Monday, and help Sandy and me out in the short term until we find a longer term replacement for John. Stevie’s experience and knowledge of the club will allow him to settle in quickly I am sure”

Interview with John Potter

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