By Olly Allen

2nd Dec, 2021 | 6:15pm

Don Hutchison: Everton should replace Rafa Benitez with Graham Potter

Everton should hire Brighton manager Graham Potter as a replacement for Rafa Benitez, according to Don Hutchison.

The pressure on the Spaniard has ramped up following Wednesday’s (1 December) 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at Goodison Park.  

The result has left Everton 14th in the Premier League table, with just two points from their last eight matches.

On his Twitter account, former Toffees midfielder Hutchison suggested that the club should go all out to appoint the current Seagulls boss.

“Just go and get Graham Potter and give him four years,” he wrote.

“Start all over, get some players out. Improve some of the current crop/bring young players through.

“Everton need an identity.”

Promising suggestion

Rafa Benitez has a huge task on his hands to save his job at Goodison Park, with the majority of supporters now calling for him to be sacked.

If he was relieved of his duties, Everton would be looking for a new manager for the second time in the space of six months, but would you trust the club to get the appointment right?

Potter would certainly be an encouraging choice as his pedigree continues to grow in English football.

Having made his name at Swedish outfit Ostersunds, the 46-year-old was appointed Swansea City boss in 2018 before joining Brighton a year later.

In his first two seasons at the Amex he achieved the Seagulls’ record Premier League points total in consecutive campaigns.

Bringing in Potter would reflect a longer-term approach from the Everton board, but there does not seem much chance of that happening at the moment.

There is also the question of whether the Brighton boss would want to come to Merseyside, as he may feel he has a better project on the south coast.

In other Everton news, the Toffees could look to sell one of their star players to raise transfer funds.

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