By Declan Walsh

9th Jun, 2021 | 11:30am

Everton make informal approach for Graham Potter

Everton have made an informal approach to hire Brighton manager Graham Potter as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park, according to the Telegraph.

The newspaper reports that the Toffees have also enquired about Antonio Conte, who left Inter Milan last month despite winning the Serie A title.

Nuno Espirito Santo remains a candidate too after Crystal Palace’s talks to appoint the ex-Wolves boss collapsed.

Magical appointment?

Potter has worked wonders wherever he’s gone in his managerial career.

His first management job was in Sweden with Ostersund, who he managed to take from the fourth-tier of Swedish football to the top-flight, won a Swedish cup title with and took them to the Europa League knock-out stages. Despite being knocked out by Arsenal, Potter led Ostersund to a win in the first leg at the Emirates.

Swansea then took a chance on Potter after they were relegated to the Championship but missed out on the play-offs in his debut season there.

Brighton eventually hired Potter and he’s continued to help establish the south coast club in the Premier League with them playing a good brand of football that has seen them form a sturdy defence and an attack that, with a top-class striker, would score goals for fun.

We’d like to see Potter at Goodison Park.

He’s clearly a very clever man who’s worked his way up from the bottom and had some kind of achievement everywhere he’s been.

Could he be the man to take the Blues back into Europe?

We think he could be. But Brighton are very unlikely to let the former West Brom and Stoke player go.

In other Everton news, a journalist has made a massive claim about Kia Joorabchian’s involvement in the hunt for a new boss.

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