According to the Telegraph, Chelsea players only knew that coach Graham Potter had been sacked when the team updated on the homepage, but had not been notified in advance.
Chelsea sack Graham Potter
On the morning of April 3 (Vietnam time), the Chelsea homepage officially confirmed the farewell to coach Graham Potter. The 0-2 defeat to Aston Villa was also the last time the British strategist led the Blues.
According to the Telegraph, the Chelsea players were not informed by the club’s board that they would no longer work with coach Graham Potter. They only knew the news that the 47-year-old strategist left Stamford Bridge when the team’s homepage announced.
Chelsea members were shocked after this news. The reason is because coach Graham Potter has only led Chelsea for less than 7 months and still has a contract lasting more than 5 years.
While waiting for the new head coach, assistant Bruno Saltor will replace Potter temporarily lead the first team to prepare for the match against Liverpool on April 5. Maybe, assistant Bruno Saltor will also continue to lead Chelsea to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Chelsea is ranked 11th on the table and has almost no hope of competing for tickets to the European Cup. Before that, the Stamford Bridge team was eliminated early from the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
The most likely target for Chelsea for the rest of the season is the Champions League. But everything is very difficult. The Blues face Real Madrid in the Quarterfinals, and are in the difficult bracket.