Leeds Beckett University alumni set for Premier League clash
This is the first time two graduates of the university have competed against each other in the English top-flight.
Paul Heckingbottom graduated with two degrees in BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching in 2013 and MSc Sport Coaching in 2016 while serving as caretaker manager at Barnsley. He is currently studying a Doctorate of Professional Practice in Sport alongside his role as Sheffield United’s interim manager.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is a former coach and graduate of the university. Potter joined Leeds Beckett in 2009 as a coach, prior to his move to Östersunds FK.
During his two-year spell at the university, Graham graduated with a degree in MSc Leadership, Personal and Professional Development in 2011.