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Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter on Lyon’s managerial wishlist

Ligue 1 giants Lyon have added former Chelsea manager Graham Potter’s name to their managerial wishlist, as per a report from L’Equipe.

Les Gones are considering the dismissal of current head coach Laurent Blanc, who has failed to pick up a win in four games.

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss took charge at the Groupama Stadium last October but failed to make an impact, with Lyon finishing seventh in Ligue 1.

Following an underwhelming pre-season, Les Gones’ form has stagnated this term. The heavy defeat against Paris Saint-Germain last weekend could be the last straw.

The French outfit have already drawn up a list of potential candidates to replace Blanc, including Thiago Motta and Will Still. Potter is the latest contender for the job.

The report also adds that Lyon’s American owner John Textor has held talks with Potter over the managerial role, and he finds the project appealing.

The Englishman has been without a job since leaving Chelsea in April.

After an eye-catching spell at Brighton & Hove Albion, the Blues recruited him after Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal last September.

However, Potter couldn’t cut it at Stamford Bridge despite Chelsea owner Todd Boehly handing him the most expensive squad in Europe.

The 48-year-old recorded a poor tally of 12 wins, eight draws and 11 defeats before receiving his marching orders from the Blues.

Potter was recently linked with a move to Ligue 1 club Nice. Although he seemed interested in the move, a deal failed to materialise.

With Blanc’s days believed to be numbered at Lyon, it remains to be seen whether they will sack him during the international break.

Lyon are second bottom in the Ligue 1 table and face newly-promoted Le Havre in their next game.

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