Chelsea Football Club sacked Manager Graham Potter after only six months.
By The Headlines, April 3, 2023 | 09:01 AM
Chelsea is 11th in the Premier League table. Julian Nagelsmann is on the shortlist of replacements.
Chelsea has experienced a turbulent season due to the firing of Graham Potter and their search for a third manager since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital's acquisition last summer.
Julian Nagelsmann is being considered for the Chelsea job, however, his hesitation in accepting the position means an immediate appointment isn't likely. Instead, it looks like he'll take it up at the end of the season.
Chelsea appointed Bruno Saltor, a former member of Potter’s team, as the interim head coach and they are taking their time to consider their next step carefully.
They are looking for Mauricio Pochettino and other competitors for the job and are aiming to fill the vacancy before the pre-season starts. Julian Nagelsmann is their top priority at this point, however, Luis Enrique is being considered as an option too. It has been rumoured that Chelsea is considering Eintracht Frankfurt's manager Oliver Glasner as a potential candidate. Meanwhile, Rúben Amorim is garnering accolades for his successful stint with Sporting Lisbon.
Despite investing heavily in new signings, Chelsea currently sits 11th in the Premier League and has already gone through two managers in just seven months. Thomas Tuchel left Chelsea in September, and they brought in Potter as a replacement by paying Brighton & Hove Albion £21.5m in compensation. Potter is 47 years old and his team also joined him at Stamford Bridge.
The fleeting mini-revival of last month ultimately proved to be unsustainable, resulting in the termination of Potter's position at Chelsea after the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge by Aston Villa on Saturday. Potter's tactics against Villa caused concern due to the decision to keep two centre-backs, Chalobah and Badiashile, on the bench and have two full-backs, James and Cucurella, in their back three. Cucurella's mistake gave Villa the early lead.
Talks regarding Potter's future took place Saturday night and continued until Sunday morning. Subsequently, at 8.32 am on Sunday, Potter's press office sent out an email confirming that a press conference would take place Monday before Chelsea's home game vs Liverpool the following day.