A recent report has claimed that new Hibs boss Jack Ross wants to bring Sunderland coach John Potter with him to Easter Road (The Sun, page 67, 17/11/19).

Ross’ appointment as Hibees boss was confirmed last week and he’s seemingly looking to build up his backroom team. He has already lost assistant James Fowler, with the man who assisted him at St Mirren and Sunderland opting to join Kilmarnock as their Head of Football Operations.

Fowler left Ross’ side to join Killie. (Photo by MI News | NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It is now being reported that Ross will turn to his former Black Cats colleague for help in Leith.

Hibs will need to pay Sunderland for Potter

The report claims that Hibs will need to pay a compensation fee for Potter. It also suggests that in order to make this move work, Potter would have to take a pay-cut.

Under new boss Phil Parkinson, Potter has watched on as the Black Cats have struggled under the new regime. They have lost four of his first eight games in charge.

Not going particularly well. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

His challenge meanwhile at Hibs would be to get them pushing towards the European places. Despite a poor start to the season, they are only two points off the top six with a game in hand.

Ross has a challenge ahead of him still at Hibs and it looks as if he wants Potter to take that up with him.

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