BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea Sack Graham Potter After Seven Months In Charge
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By Amaechi Agbo
Chelsea Football Club have sacked their manager, Graham Potter after the team disastrously lost 2-0 at home against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Potter on Sunday lost his eleventh match since taking over from Thomas Tuchel at the Stamford Bridge on 8 September.
The 2021 UEFA Champions League winners who have spent more than £550m on new players, are searching for their third manager of the season.
The Blues are in the bottom half of the Premier League after their latest loss – and 12 points off the top four.
Chelsea say Potter “has agreed to collaborate with the club to facilitate a smooth transition” and that Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as interim head coach in a statement they issued on Sunday night.
“Chelsea FC has announced that Graham Potter has departed the club. Graham has agreed to collaborate with the Club to facilitate a smooth transition.
“In his time with the club, Graham has taken us to the quarter final of the Champions League, where we will face Real Madrid. Chelsea would like to thank Graham for all his efforts and contribution and wish him well for the future.
Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as Interim Head Coach.
“Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said: ‘On behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Graham sincerely for his contribution to Chelsea. We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person. He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.
‘Along with our incredible fans, we will all be getting behind Bruno and the team as we focus on the rest of the season. We have 10 Premier League games remaining and a Champions League quarter final ahead. We will put every effort and commitment into every one of those games so that we can end the season on a high.'” the club said in an official statement
Chelsea host Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday and face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on 12 April.