Graham Potter lasted less than seven months at Stamford Bridge after he replaced Thomas Tuchel earlier this season, with Frank Lampard handed a short-term deal until the end of the season after Chelsea parted ways with the ex-Brighton boss.
The west London club endured a horrific run under Potter and his win rate of just 39 per cent was the lowest of any permanent manager at Chelsea this century.
It was reported that Potter did not have the respect of big personalities in the dressing room, who are believed to have called him names behind his back.
The 48-year-old arrived at Chelsea following three impressive years managing Brighton, establishing himself as one of the best current English managers.
He first made a name for himself managing Swedish side Ostersunds – guiding them from the fourth tier to the top flight for the first time ever – and also led them into the Europa League after winning the domestic Svenska Cupen.
He was strongly linked to the Leicester City job not long after leaving Chelsea but he reportedly turned them down.
However, Potter now be set to make a return to management, with the Daily Mail reporting that he is the favourite to become the next boss at French club Nice.
Potter is interested in the role, according to L’Equipe, with meetings held over a potential appointment and the club’s board keen to bring him in.
Nice, owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is looking to purchase Manchester United, are currently ninth in Ligue 1 and have two games left..