To settle on a consistent system
One of the most striking elements of Potter’s first two months is his tinkering with systems. One week, there will be a 4-3-3. The next there will be a 3-5-2. Another time, there will be a diamond midfield.
The 47-year-old’s success at Brighton was built upon a foundation of having two distinguished formations.
But Potter is yet to stumble upon the best system for his players. That might be because the squad has been built by several different managers and Potter is yet to have a transfer window of his own. The changing system is having a negative impact on performance, though, and a consistent formation needs to be found.