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Europa League, July 13 2017

Östersunds FK 2
  • Ghoddos (68)
  • Hopcutt (90+2)
Galatasaray 0

The fairytale rise of Östersunds FK from lower-league minnows to top-flight club and Swedish Cup winners witnessed a new chapter in 2017-18. English manager Graham Potter took his team into European football for the first time in their history, and an opening match on a journey that took them to an eventual knockout defeat by Arsenal at home to Turkish giants Galatasaray. Here, in an exclusive with The Coaches’ Voice, Potter reveals the tactics that inspired a 2-0 win over the former UEFA Cup winners and European Cup semi-finalists.

Starting teams and formations

Graham Potter


Former Östersunds FK manager Graham Potter on the choices that have taken him on a unique coaching journey
Michael Jolley

He has the keys to the club

Michael Jolley, who has also managed in Sweden, on the Graham Potter effect
Graham Potter

We had no culture

Graham Potter talks to The Coaches' Voice about the challenge of building a club from the bottom up