Following the long-awaited sacking of Graham Potter, Chelsea is left with deciding who the next leader on the sidelines should be.
Todd Boehly and the CFC ownership group believed in Graham Potter for as long as they felt they could. Football is a results based business, and the former Brighton and Hove Albion boss did not deliver in the way he should he consistently. Players and members of staff were left at a loss for words as they learned of the gaffer’s sacking via the club statement on the website. Potter departs the club, leaving his staff with Bruno Saltor in charge to take care of the coaching duties until a full-time coach has confirmed his arrival to west London.
From questionable lineup decisions to plenty of uninspiring football, it is sad to see a good man like Potter who cared so much about the club be let go, but it seemed to be the right time. With an imperative run in the Champions League on the horizon, Boehly and Co. need to get a man that can guide this talented group of players to a kind of run Thomas Tuchel was able to put together in 2021.
Champions League football is essential for the continued progress of the club, and while Potter may have sank the Blues into the bottom half of the Premier League table, he gave fans of the west London side a belief that another European crown could be at the end of the tunnel. Chelsea FC in the English top flight is completely different to the team that completes against the best in the world across Europe.
The predecessor to Potter needs to find a way to build off those displays in Europe to lead to success in the Premier League. There are plenty of managers being floated around for the currently most intriguing coaching vacancy in world football. Here is why the Blues should punish Bayern Munich and hire the man they just fired following an extremely successful run in the German top-flight with three different clubs.