Potential return to management for ex-Chelsea and Brighton boss at Leicester City, with West Brom’s Carlos Corberan also being considered as successor to Enzo Maresca

Potential return to management for ex-Chelsea and Brighton boss at Leicester City, with West Brom’s Carlos Corberan also being considered as successor to Enzo Maresca

Graham Potter is mulling over whether to return to Premier League management with Leicester.

The former Chelsea boss has not worked since he was dismissed after less than seven months at Stamford Bridge and has swerved other of opportunities since, including chances to take charge of Ajax and Nice.

Though Leicester insist the job has not yet been offered formally, Potter is high on their list. If the 49-year-old, who has also coached Swansea and Brighton as well as Swedish club Ostersund, decides against a move to the King Power Stadium, Leicester could then turn their attention to West Bromwich Albion coach Carlos Corberan.

Corberan is highly regarded for his work with Huddersfield and West Brom. He led both to the Championship play-offs despite smaller budgets than many rivals, though the Spaniard has never worked in the Premier League.

Potter has been on the Foxes’ radar for some time. When Brendan Rodgers was at the height of his powers at Leicester, Potter was seen as the ideal replacement should Rodgers be tempted away by a wealthier club.

Graham Potter is considering whether to make a return to management with Leicester

The Foxes are looking for a new manager to replace Enzo Maresca, who joined Chelsea

The Foxes are looking for a new manager to replace Enzo Maresca, who joined Chelsea

And when Potter was sacked on April 2, 2023, just hours after Rodgers was shown the door by Leicester, he rejected the chance to succeed Rodgers.

The Foxes have been searching for a new boss since Enzo Maresca, who led them to promotion from the Championship, was lured away by Chelsea earlier in June. As well as identifying Corberan, Mail Sport understands Leicester also had initial conversations with former Nottingham Forest chief Steve Cooper.

Whoever takes charge will face obstacles. Leicester risk a points deduction in the coming season after they were charged with breaking spending rules earlier this year, and they face selling key players this month to avoid a similar breach of profitability and sustainability regulations.

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