Graham Potter REJECTS return to management with Rangers with ex-Chelsea boss holding out for another job

GRAHAM POTTER has turned down a return to management with Scottish side Rangers after being approached to replace under-fire Michael Beale.

Rangers have lost two of their first four Scottish Premiership games, including an Old Firm derby, and were knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers thanks to a 5-1 second-leg thumping by PSV Eindhoven.

Graham Potter has reportedly turned down the Rangers jobGetty Images – Getty

That has led Rangers bosses to explore their options and an approach was made to Potter’s representatives.

However, the former Chelsea and Brighton boss was not interested in discussing the job.

Potter is relaxed and not keen to rush back into management, preferring to wait for the right job to come up.

The ex-Swansea manager recently held talks with French club Lyon but decided against a move to the Ligue 1 side.

Lyon sit bottom of France’s top tier after picking up just one point from their opening four league games.

Having been sacked by Chelsea in April, Potter is now keen to return to a Champions League level club or a role where there is clear potential to reach Europe’s top competition in the near future.

He was approached by Leicester immediately after leaving Stamford Bridge.

It came after the Foxes had axed Brendan Rodgers as they battled relegation.

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But Potter deemed it too soon to return to the game as Leicester brought in Dean Smith, before they went down.

Potter won just 12 of 31 games while in charge of Chelsea.

But he remains a highly-respected coach following successful spells with Swedish side Ostersund, Swansea and Brighton.

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