Following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Aston Villa, Chelsea terminated manager Graham Potter after under seven months in command. It was the Englishman’s 11th defeat in 31 games since taking over for Thomas Tuchel on September 8th at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has slipped to 11th in the Premier League, 12 points behind the top four, after spending more than £550 million on new players this season. Read out complete details about Chelsea fired Graham Potter after seven months down below!
Chelsea fired Graham Potter after seven months.
The club’s owners expressed “disappointment” after Potter’s dismissal. Potter has “agreed to collaborate with the club to facilitate a smooth transition,” according to Chelsea. Spaniard Bruno Saltor, who worked with Potter at Brighton, will be an interim head coach.
He won 12 of his 31 games in charge in all competitions and averaged 1.27 points per game in the Premier League as it was the joint-lowest of any manager in charge of 20 or more games for Chelsea in the Premier League with Glen Hoddle. Previously, he was a right-back.
Bruno, 42, played for Brighton for seven years before retiring and heading into coaching in 2019. Potter was Boehly’s first managerial hire after taking over the club in May 2022, and the Englishman impressed during his three years at Brighton.
Potter took over for Tuchel, who had won three titles in 20 months at Stamford Bridge, in September, when the Blues were sixth in the Premier League, after a summer in which they spent £255 million on acquisitions.
Owner Boehly went on another extravagant shopping spree in January, spending £288 million. Enzo Fernandez of Argentina and Mykhailo Mudryk of Ukraine were among eight mid-season signings, but the newcomers have failed to find their feet in the game.