Former Chelsea manager Graham Potter could return to management with Nice.
Potter, who was fired by Chelsea in early April after a failed seven-month tenure in charge, is widely seen as the favorite to become the Ligue 1 club’s next permanent manager.
Nice is now under the interim management of Didier Digard, who fired Lucien Favre in January.
Les Aiglons, who is presently 10th in Ligue 1, have chosen Potter as their top candidate for the post, according to Fussball Transfers.
If the 47-year-old moves to the Cote d’Azur, it will not be his first job away from home: the ex-Brighton manager created a name for himself at the helm of Ostersunds in Sweden, guiding them from the fourth tier to fifth place in the first division.
Potter, who was a left-back for Birmingham City and West Brom during his playing days, also served as technical director for the Ghana women’s team earlier in his coaching career.
Is potter gonna spend some time away from England?
Some speculated that Potter may take over at Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham after they fired Antonio Conte last month, but a break from the spotlight could be helpful for the man earmarked as a potential England manager.
Nice, who are controlled by INEOS, a business owned by potential Manchester United investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe, have plummeted in 2022/23 after coming near to qualifying for the Champions League the previous season.
They did, however, make it to the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League this season, when they were defeated 4-3 on aggregate by Basel.