Graham Potter is under a lot of strain, thus Chelsea F.C. has told Todd Boehly who should take his place.
Chelsea Online News:
Chelsea is through hard times. If Graham Potter didn’t completely understand the scope of the project before he committed, he most certainly does now.
With eight defeats in the last 14 games, there has been a lot of debate among Chelsea fans and pundits over the future of the current Blues manager.
Results, however, must improve rapidly for Potter to stay given the enormous spending of £300 million on eight new signings in January. Due to their great spending, the Blues must play Champions League football, and it is looking less and less likely that they will be among Europe’s top next season.
Thomas Tuchel was fired by the new ownership back in September of last year, but there is obviously still a lot of love in SW6 for him. He earned almost 43% of the vote to be the next Chelsea manager, making him the clear favorite to lead the team back to success.
Thomas Tuchel has often spoken of his pride and joy at being Chelsea manager and would surely relish the chance to right some wrongs at the club where he felt at home. It would require quite a climbdown from the ownership after implying Tuchel was not a coach that wanted to collaborate with their vision, but stranger things have happened in football.
Zinedine Zidane, a French legend who left management after his second stint with Real Madrid, was the next-closest candidate. He received about 20% of the votes, which made him the second-most popular selection among Blues supporters but still far behind Tuchel.
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Zizou might be a better fit for Boehly than Tuchel was because he rose through the managerial ranks by managing the Real Madrid B team. Zidane’s expertise in developing young players might be quite appealing given the American’s aim to unite the various components of Chelsea into one club.
Without mentioning his massive success in Europe or the two La Liga titles he has won. If Potter were to leave, Zidane’s name would undoubtedly be on the top of the list because the Frenchman has recently expressed a desire to return to coaching.
Only 8% of the vote was in favor of “Keep Graham Potter,” indicating that Chelsea supporters do not concur with Boehly’s support of the present head coach. The Blues hierarchy may be observing their London rivals, who went through a similar hard time but supported their coach and are now reaping the benefits.
The main distinction between that circumstance and Mikel Arteta’s is that, due to Covid limits at the time, Mikel Arteta did not have tens of thousands of supporters calling for his head during poor results, which may have spared him.
We’ll have to wait and see if Potter and Boehly can endure the horrible situation at Stamford Bridge till things get better. This weekend’s big match against Potter’s fiercest rivals, Spurs, could be the turning point Potter needs.
But, one more defeat could be enough to bring this brief tenure to an end.
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