Everton have drawn up a list of around 40 managers who are interested in replacing Carlo Ancelotti.
It’s extensive but you can hardly blame the Toffees when you consider the rather disastrous hires of Marco Silva and Ronald Koeman.
Everton have been in talks with Nuno Santo to become the club’s new head coach and he’s even had an interview with the Goodison Park hierarchy.
However, The Athletic claims that Nuno has his doubters as well as admirers within the Everton camp.
The 46-year-old hasn’t been disregarded by those at Everton but he’s reportedly a candidate for the Tottenham job.
The Athletic believes that Brands is attracted to the old Everton style; a team that promotes from within and builds from the ground up.
Therefore, Potter would be absolutely perfect for the Toffees.
He has been given greater tools to work with at Brighton but during his stint with Swansea, he brought through a number of young players including the likes of Joe Rodon and Daniel James.
They consequently moved to Spurs and Manchester United but it demonstrates that he can build a player’s transfer value and progress their careers.
He led a revolution at Ostersund as well, proving he can build a team from the base and improve them as each passing year goes by. When Potter took over the Swedish club, they were in the fourth tier but he led them to the top-flight and then European football.
Since arriving in the Premier League, he’s become one of the most impressive young coaches in the division.
Pep Guardiola called him “the best English manager” and further analysis certainly supplements his point of view.
With the help of an analyst, Piotr Wawrzynow, we can begin to appreciate how good he is.
In a dashboard presented by the Athletic via Wawrzynow, it shows that his overall coaching rating is 97 out of 100, making him one of the best managers in the Premier League.
Incredibly similar to Juventus boss Max Allegri, Potter favours a possession-based style of play and a high intense press.
If Everton have desires of reaching the Champions League then they’ll need to play an attacking brand of football with this method.
They will also need to act shrewdly and build from within, something Potter has shown he’s capable of in every job he’s been in.
He’d be an excellent hire for Everton.