Chelsea have sacked manager Graham Potter after just seven months in charge since his appointment last year.
Potter, who was poached from Brighton & Hove Albion, in a deal that saw the Blues pay a reported fee of around £21m in compensation was appointed as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement. Tuchel was named as Bayern Munich head coach last week after the sacking of Julian Nagelsmann.
In September last year, he put pen to paper on a five-year deal and while many called for patience to be accorded to him the say it was accorded to Mikel Arteta when he joined Arsenal, the short-term results haven’t done him any favours.
Potter only managed to win seven of his 22 Premier League games in charge. Billy Reid, Potter’s immediate lautenant has also followed him out of Stamford Bridge.
Speaking about the decision, former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said;
“I feel for Graham Potter, but it was inevitable. You don’t change Tuchel for Potter. Ridiculous decision to start with.”
Former Brighton defender Bruno Saltor has been named as interim head coach as the North London outfit prepare to play Liverpool on Tuesday. Bruno will be deputized by assistant coach Bjorn Hamberg together with goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts.
Reports say that his sacking could cost the two-time UEFA Champions League winners a whooping £60m.
Speculators have been quick to point fingers at Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique as potential replacements for the departed gaffer.