A new Premier League team is reportedly interested in Graham Potter after Chelsea released him.
After eight months at Stamford Bridge, the former Brighton manager was fired on Sunday after failing to turn around the team’s dismal season.
As soon as Leicester City, who fired Brendan Rodgers hours before Chelsea made their bid, turned to the 47-year-old, he was offered a path back into football.
Potter, though, declined the chance because he wanted to take a break from football.
Given that he has been linked to another Premier League club, he won’t lack for offers this summer.
He may be of interest to West Ham, who face relegation, according to The Telegraph.
Although David Moyes’ future is far from assured, the Hammers are one of just nine top-flight clubs that have not changed managers this season.
This season, West Ham has been unimpressive and has had difficulty scoring goals on offense.
According to the source, Potter would “certainly” be one of the candidates for the London club to replace the Scotsman if he leaves.
When the dust from Potter’s departure from Chelsea has settled, Leicester may decide to give him another chance in the summer. Crystal Palace may also be looking for a coach when Roy Hodgson departs again at the end of the current campaign.
With several managers linked to the position, Chelsea will also be looking to move forward with their managerial transition.
Although many still consider Julian Nagelsmann, the former manager of Bayern Munich, to be the best, he is rumored to be eager to go away from the game.
One of the candidates is Mauricio Pochettino, the former manager of Tottenham, who Chelsea interviewed before choosing Potter.
Before selecting a successor, the club would allegedly attempt to interview at least five applicants, with sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley reportedly leading the search.