Chelsea sack Potter: Latest updates as new manager search begins – LIVE!

Chelsea are looking for their third manager of the season after dismissing manager Graham Potter, less than seven months into a five-year deal signed in September. Saturday’s 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa proved to be the final straw, with the club’s owners deciding to change manager for the second time this season.

Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as interim head coach following the 13th sacking of the Premier League season. Chelsea’s owners will now start their second search for a new manager inside seven months, having in September dismissed Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea’s ownership have spent £600million since taking over the club last summer but the home defeat on Saturday saw them drop into the bottom half of the league and 12 points off the all-important Champions League qualification spots, Follow all the latest from Stamford Bridge, including expert insight from Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella.

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Latest next manager odds

So, the search begins for who will replace Graham Potter.

Julian Nagelsmann, now a free agent after being sacked by Bayern Munich two weeks ago, is the clear frontrunner, with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino also being tipped for the job.

  • Julian Nagelsmann 10/11
  • Mauricio Pochettino 7/2
  • Zinedine Zidane 6/1
  • Pep Guardiola 17/2
  • Oliver Glasner 10/1
  • Ruben Amorim 10/1
  • Luis Enrique 11/1
  • Diego Simeone 12/1
  • Brendan Rodgers 12/1
  • Thomas Frank 12/1
  • Jose Mourinho 14/1
  • Marcelo Bielsa 14/1
  • John Terry 20/1
  • Carlo Ancelotti 20/1
  • Jesse Marsch 20/1

Odds via Betfair.

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Chelsea statement in full

“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.’””


Potter sacked

Chelsea have sacked manager Graham Potter after less than seven months in charge.

Saturday’s home defeat to Aston Villa proved to be the final straw for co-chairman Todd Boehly, with the loss seeing Chelsea drop into the bottom half of the table.

Follow all the latest as we dive into the fallout.

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