Potter emerges as Premier League side’s No.1 target after talks with agent

    Leicester are eyeing up an audacious swoop to appoint Graham Potter as their next manager, talkSPORT understands.

    Potter has been out of work since April 2023 after being sacked by Chelsea just seven months after he joined from Brighton.


    Leicester are eyeing a move for Potter as their new managerCredit: Getty

    Leicester are searching for a new boss to replace Enzo Maresca, who has made the move to Stamford Bridge after just one year with the Midlands outfit.

    And Potter has emerged as a contender for the Foxes, with director Jon Rudkin pushing hard to agree terms with the 49-year-old.

    It is believed that Leicester have spoken with Potter’s long-time agent John Morris.

    However, it is understood that they may not have the necessary funds to bring Potter to the King Power Stadium this summer.

    Potter previously rejected a move to Dutch giants Ajax and has been seen as a ‘real contender’ for the Manchester United job.

    He and United’s incoming sporting director Dan Ashworth worked together successfully at Brighton.

    A move to Leicester would also present him with the opportunity to work in the Premier League again following their promotion.

    They won the Championship title under Maresca to seal an instant return to the top-flight.

    Potter is awaiting a return to management following his Chelsea departure


    Potter is awaiting a return to management following his Chelsea departureCredit: Getty

    talkSPORT understands that Leicester have also held initial talks with former Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper.

    The club announced on Friday that club legend Jamie Vardy has signed a new one-year deal.

    Former Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce admits he would be open to the vacant managerial job at Leicester City after Enzo Maresca’s departure to Chelsea

    The Foxes also said they are bidding farewell to three senior players, most notably Marc Albrighton who leaves after a decade.

    Kelechi Iheanacho and Dennis Praet are departing at the end of their contracts too, with Leicester in discussions with Wilfred Ndidi over his future.

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