Alex McLeish has suggested Brighton manager Graham Potter would jump at the chance to join Everton.
The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Seagulls’ head coach would bring an “exciting” brand of football to Goodison Park.
The Athletic (8th June) claim Everton chiefs have discussed Potter as a candidate, with Marcel Brands reportedly particularly keen on the 46-year-old.
Brighton finished 16th under Potter during the recently-concluded campaign.
However, McLeish insisted the former Ostersunds boss was let down by the quality of his side’s finishing.
“I like his methods, his style of play, it’s really exciting,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“Brighton struggled for goals a wee bit in some games. They ended up the better team and somehow still lost games. That was mainly due to the strikers not being at the top level.
“If he gets a club such as Everton, I think he’ll realise he needed to bring strikers through of more substance.
“I know Danny Welbeck and that were brilliant signings but they were still unable to produce those elusive goals despite their brilliant play.
“I think he’d be a good one, Potter. He’s been on the radar for a few clubs now. I really think that the next chance he gets, if somebody really wants to bring him, then he’ll go.”
Potter has been at Brighton since joining from Swansea City in 2019.
He has won 23 of his 85 games in charge of the Seagulls and has a contract until 2025.