The Swedish media have ruled out a deal for Graham Potter amid claims that he has rejected a move to Rangers.

The Gers don’t have a managerial vacancy right now, and yet the rumours are already starting.

Michael Beale is under increasing pressure after a very underwhelming start to the new season.

Defeats to PSV Eindhoven and Celtic before the international break have produced an environment for rumours to swirl.

Beale seems to be safe for now but one interesting rumour emerged on Wednesday…

Rangers linked with Graham Potter move

The Sun report that Graham Potter has rejected an approach from Rangers to replace Beale.

It’s stated that Rangers are exploring potential options on the market and contacted Potter’s representatives to gauge their interest.

Potter wasn’t keen though, preferring to wait until the absolute right job for him becomes available.

Potter also hasn’t jumped at the offer of managing Lyon, so he appears to be biding his time after leaving Chelsea earlier this year.

These rumours should ring alarm bells for Beale, with Rangers potentially looking at replacements in case the current form doesn’t turn around.

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Potter for Sweden job played down

Rangers may hope to tempt Potter down the line, but will have to keep an eye on other jobs he could potentially land.

One of them is the Sweden job with current boss Janne Andersson under huge pressure with Euro 2024 qualification all but gone.

Andersson could lose his job and Potter has been suggested as a replacement having worked miracles with Swedish side Ostersund.

Swedish analyst Simon Bank has completely ruled that out though, telling Aftonbladet to stop even suggesting him for the job.

Bank doesn’t think that Sweden could even afford Potter and questioned how he would deal with international management rather than a club project.

“Graham Potter? Stop it,” said Bank. “They can’t afford it, and who has any idea how he, the project builder, works in the super-fast national team role,” he added.

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