Chelsea has sacked Graham Potter after the English manager failed to turn their season around despite surviving the sack several times.
Potter was named the Blues’ manager in September, with the Londoners parting with a fee that makes him one of the most expensive managers ever.
Potter had built a fine reputation at Ostersunds, Swansea and Brighton before moving to London and received all the backing he could ask for, with Chelsea spending relentlessly in the January transfer window.
He helped the Blues to reach the quarterfinal of the Champions League, where they will face Real Madrid, but their league form did not improve.
After their uninspiring 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa this weekend, which leaves them in the bottom half of the league table, Todd Boehly pulled the trigger and sacked the Englishman.
Chelsea team will now be led by Bruno Saltor on an interim basis as the club searches for its third manager this season.
A club statement reads: “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. ”
Julian Nagelsmann, who Bayern Munich has just sacked, is one man the Blues’ owners like, but they could also name former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their next coach, despite his affiliations to Spurs in the past.