Potter has edged ahead of rival candidate Kevin Walters. An appointment will be made as early as Thursday.
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Matt Parish, the early favourite to replace the sacked Tim Sheens, has missed out and will now take up a three-year deal as Ricky Stuart’s assistant at the Parramatta Eels and continue as a member of the New South Wales Origin staff.
Walters and Potter were interviewed by Tigers management last week, as was Parish.
Potter has support at board level and will sign a deal at Concord, probably for two years.