Graham Potter sacked as Chelsea manager after a 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Since replacing Thomas Tuchel on September 8 at Stamford Bridge, the Englishman had dropped 11 of his last 31 contests. Chelsea is currently 11th in the Premier League, 12 points outside the top four, despite spending more than £550 million on new players this season.
Owners of the team stated that they are unhappy to fire Potter.
Bruno Saltor, who worked with Potter at Brighton, will lead the team as interim head coach, according to Chelsea, who also claim that Potter “has agreed to collaborate with the club to facilitate a smooth transition.”
Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, the co-controlling owners, declared in a statement: “We have the utmost respect for Graham as a coach and as a person. We are all disappointed in the outcome because he has always acted with professionalism and integrity.
Chelsea is going to play with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on April 12. The Blues are also hosting Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday at Stamford.
“We will all be trying to support Bruno and the squad as we focus on the remainder of the season,” the Chelsea owners continued. “Together with our remarkable fans.” “Champions League quarterfinal matches is nearing and before the hand the Blues will require a good manager to move further. In the other hand, 10 matches in the Premier League are left to play.
Graham Potter is no more the Manager of Chelsea FC
We’ll put our all into each of those games to finish the season strong.” He won 12 of his 31 games in charge in all competitions and averaged 1.27 points per game in the Premier League, which was the joint-lowest of any manager in charge of 20 or more games for Chelsea in the Premier League, along with Glen Hoddle.
Former Brighton right-back Bruno played there for seven years as a player before quitting in 2019 and transitioning to coaching. Potter, an Englishman who made an impression during his three years at Brighton, was Boehly’s first managerial hire after taking over the club in May 2022.
After Chelsea’s Women’s Super League victory over Aston Villa on Sunday, manager Emma Hayes “Naturally, I feel bad for Graham and the club.
I am aware that everyone wanted it to succeed. Naturally, as always, I agree with the decisions and wish Graham the best if the owners decide they need to pursue a different course of action.
“With 10 Premier League games remaining, the boys will exert every effort to put us back on track.
Being a manager, I always feel terrible when other managers lose their jobs.” After spending £255 million on transfers over the summer, the Blues were sixth in the Premier League when Potter replaced Tuchel, who had won three trophies in 20 months at Stamford Bridge.
Owner Boehly spent £288 million in January in yet another remarkable spending binge. Enzo Fernandez of Argentina and Mykhailo Mudryk of Ukraine were two of eight mid-season additions, but the new players have had trouble integrating onto the field.