EVERTON have included Albion's Graham Potter on their shortlist of managers they want to succeed Rafa Benitez.

The Spaniard was sacked by the Toffees following their 2-1 defeat to relegation candidates Norwich City.

Under Benitez, Everton had only won one of their previous 13 games in the Premier League and have dropped to 16th in the Premier League.

Benitez was only in charge of Everton for a total of 200 days and now the Goodison Park side are looking for a seventh permanent manager in six years.

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Everton have now drawn up a six-man shortlist to replace the former Liverpool manager.

It is believed that Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Albion's Graham Potter are on the list according to Sky Sports.

However, the outlet has also claimed that Ferguson, who was Benitez's assistant, could take the job until the end of the season.

Potter is currently overseeing his best campaign as Albion manager as the team are currently competing for a spot in the top ten of the Premier League.

The Englishman has completely revamped the style of play at the club and has already been linked with moves to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle this season.