Chelsea Sack Graham Potter After Another Loss
Chelsea have made the difficult decision to release manager Graham Potter from his contract after just seven months with the club.
The Blues shared the news via their official website on Sunday, 2 April, adding that Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as Interim Head Coach while they search for a suitable replacement.
Co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali also issued a brief statement: “On [the] behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Graham sincerely for his contribution to Chelsea. We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person.
“He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity, and we are all disappointed in this outcome.”
The 47-year-old joined the club on 8 September 2022 on what was meant to be a five-year contract after a three-year spell with Brighton, replacing former manager Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea’s 2-0 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday, 1 April, is the latest in a series of losses suffered by the club recently. It was their 11th defeat in 31 games since Potter had taken over.
The Blues are currently sitting in 11th place on the English Premier League table with 38 points.
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