SWANSEA have named former York City defender Graham Potter as their new manager.

Potter, 43, has signed a three-year contract after leaving Swedish side Ostersund and will bid to guide the recently-relegated Welsh club back to the Premier League.

"Swansea City are delighted to announce that Graham Potter has been appointed as the club's new manager," read a club statement on their official website.

"Potter has (on Monday) signed a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium after leaving Swedish club Ostersund to take charge of the Swans."

The Swans confirmed they agreed a compensation package with Ostersund for Potter, plus assistant Billy Reid and recruitment specialist Kyle Macaulay, last week.

"The trio have now completed the paperwork on their moves to SA1, and will start work at their new club ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season, which kicks off in early August," the club added.

Potter, who spent over seven years with Ostersund, succeeds Portuguese Carlos Carvalhal, who departed after relegation had been confirmed on the final day of last season.

Swansea had spent seven seasons in the top flight.

Potter guided Ostersund to three promotions, from the fourth tier to the top flight, and also won the Swedish Cup in 2017.

"It's a chance to start again," Potter said. "We know how frustrating the last few years have been, but hopefully the relegation will be seen in a few years' time as the best thing that ever happened to the club.

"We will try our best and work hard every day to give the supporters a team they can feel proud of; they can connect with and see are trying to improve.

"I had an amazing journey at Ostersund from a personal and professional perspective. People talked about me coming back to the UK quite often, but it was always about the right opportunity.

"I wasn't desperate to come back. I was happy where I was. But the more I understood about the project here; the type of job that needed to be done and speaking to people then we felt it was a good challenge for us."

Swansea finished third bottom in the Premier League last season and relegation was sealed with a home defeat to Stoke on the final day.

Carvalhal had lasted five months in charge after replacing the sacked Paul Clement in December 2017, while Potter is the club's fifth permanent manager in two years.