Chelsea part ways with Graham Potter
After a disappointing 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday, Chelsea have made the decision to part ways with manager Graham Potter, less than seven months since his appointment as the head coach.
The defeat marked the team’s 11th loss in 31 games under Potter, who took over from Thomas Tuchel on September 8th, 2022.
Despite the London club’s heavy investment of over 500m pounds in new players, they have been unable to achieve the desired results and currently find themselves in the second half of the table.
Chelsea are now on the lookout for their third manager of the season and are hoping to turn their fortunes around quickly, as they trail the top four by 12 points.
The club also announced that Potter has agreed to work alongside the club to ensure a seamless transition, while Bruno Saltor will step in as interim head coach.
In a statement released by co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, they expressed their utmost respect for Potter both as a coach and an individual, thanking him for his service to the club and wished him well for his future endeavors.
The owners also expressed their confidence in Saltor’s ability to lead the team during this period of change and said that they would be providing him with all necessary support to help the club achieve its goals.
“He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.”
The Blues are set to face some crucial upcoming fixtures, as they prepare to host Liverpool in Premier League on Tuesday, followed by their first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid on April 12th.
The club will be hoping to put in strong performances and secure positive results under the leadership of interim head coach Bruno Saltor, as they look to salvage their season and climb up the league table.