According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (17/11; page 67), Jack Ross wants to take Sunderland coach John Potter with him to Hibernian after being appointed the Scottish Premiership side’s new manager.
Ross’s appointment at Easter Road was confirmed earlier this week. He has taken over from Paul Heckingbottom and will be looking to take Hibs further away from the bottom two.
And it appears that he may look to his old club for a helping hand. The Sun on Sunday (17/11; page 67) reports that Ross wants Potter, who moved to the Stadium of Light during the former’s time in charge.
The report notes that the League One side are set to demand compensation for Potter, who currently works as the first-team coach. It is also suggested that he may have to take a pay-cut to join Hibs.
It has not been the best start to life at Sunderland for Phil Parkinson. The Black Cats have lost four of his first eight games in charge. So it may be best for everyone if Potter does move on.
Parkinson may perhaps feel that getting more of his own staff in will help him start the turnaround. And Potter would be forgiven for relishing the chance to return to Scotland to work in the top flight now that Ross has landed the Hibs job.