Graham Potter 14/1 for Rangers job: who is the ex-Premier League and England Under-21 defender?

Ostersunds' coach from England Graham Potter attends the UEFA Europa League group F fotball match Ostersund v Athletic Bilbao on October 18, 2017.

Rangers are searching for another new manager - and Graham Potter is one name mentioned.

Ostersunds' coach from England Graham Potter attends the UEFA Europa League group F fotball match Ostersund v Athletic Bilbao on October 18, 2017.Ostersunds coach Graham Potter

Rangers are again searching for a new manager after sacking Pedro Caixinha last week, and a host of names are being linked with the Ibrox post.

The Gers called time on Caixinha's stint at Ibrox last week after a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock, with the Portuguese boss lasting just seven months having replaced Mark Warburton back in March.

Former Rangers men such as Derek McInnes and Alex McLeish have been touted for the job, but they were also suggested after Warburton's exit in February, and Rangers went for a more left-field appointment in Caixinha.

Ostersund's head coach Graham Potter reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group J football match between Zorya Lugansk and Ostersunds FK in Lviv on September 14, 2017.Ostersunds head coach Graham Potter

With odds compiled by Sky Bet, one of the more surprising names in the race is English boss Graham Potter at 14/1, who is currently managing in Sweden with Ostersunds.

Potter, 42, turned out for the likes of Birmingham City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in his playing days as a full back, even playing in the Premier League for Southampton during the 1996-97 season.

Also a former England under-21 international, Potter moved into coaching by taking the Ostersunds job in 2011, and he has worked wonders during his time with the Swedish outfit, having taken over the club in the fourth tier.

In just shy of seven years, Potter has taken Ostersunds to the top flight of Swedish football, winning one Swedish Cup and even guiding them to the group stage of this season's Europa League after a shock qualifying win over Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Ostersund's head coach Graham Potter (R) shakes hands with Zorya's head coach Iurii Vernydub (L) before the UEFA Europa League Group J football match between Zorya Lugansk and Ostersunds...Ostersund's head coach Graham Potter (R) shakes hands with Zorya's head coach Iurii Vernydub

Driven on by talents such as Saman Ghoddos, Jamie Hopcutt, Ken Sema and Fouad Bachirou, Potter has completed a very real rags to riches story at Ostersunds, with his 4-4-2 system reaping huge rewards so far.

Potter's miracles with Ostersunds have earned him huge praise, and it seems like only a matter of time before another team – potentially back in the UK – move to prise the Solihull-born boss away from Sweden.

That team could be Rangers, though fans would be forgiven for wanting a manager with experience in Scotland having taken a gamble with Caixinha, and ultimately come away with nothing.

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