Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s co-owner, is ready to fire Graham Potter from Stamford Bridge as Mauricio Pochettino prepares to take over.
The report in The Sun contradicts every other report. Chelsea, with Graham Potter as the consensus, will be supported until the end of the season.
That, however, is not enjoyable. The Sun claims Potter is ‘under huge pressure’ following a winless streak of seven games in all competitions.
Potter is said to have until the end of January to ‘turn things around,’ but ‘a poor result against local rivals Fulham tomorrow could see the end of his short reign’.
According to the report, former Tottenham manager Pochettino:
‘Would be willing to take over if Chelsea called’.
The Argentine has been unemployed since being fired by Paris Saint-Germain in July, and he was linked with the Blues job before Potter was appointed.
“The first half was painful and tough for us all,” Graham Potter said of Sunday’s loss to City.
We finished second to a very good side. We’re not in a good place right now, and despite a cagey first 20 minutes, we couldn’t attack the backline well enough, or attack as well as we would like.
“Man City are very good at stopping you doing that, but we struggled at the same time.
“In terms of the Premier League, we have lost four matches – to Newcastle away, when we had nine players unavailable, we lost 1-0 to Arsenal, we lost on a bad day to Brighton and we lost to Manchester City.
We’ve also drawn Manchester United and Brentford, so the results in such a short period of time aren’t encouraging.
“You can make excuses, find reasons, or say it’s not good enough. Both of these options are correct.
We must continue to improve and stick together because we are clearly suffering as a football club, and it is not pleasant. But that’s where we are right now.”