What Todd Boehly has recently been heard saying about Graham Potter at Chelsea
Graham Potter and Todd Boehly have been in the headlines this week after fresh claims emerged from Chelsea.
The Guardian have published a detailed piece about the American’s first year in charge at Stamford Bridge, which has seen the Blues finish 12th in the Premier League while spending over £600m on transfers.
The decision to fire Thomas Tuchel and hire Graham Potter was one of Todd Boehly‘s first major moves, and now, an interesting claim has been made.
What’s the story?
Well, Potter was sacked after less than seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge, having lost 11 of his 31 games.
Now – according to the Guardian – Boehly has recently been overheard questioning whether the Englishman was fired too soon.
It is said that the decision to fire Potter was mainly pushed by Behdad Eghbali, although Boehly was an admirer of the 48-year-old who he spent £21m to lure away from Brighton.
Nevertheless, regrets and second thoughts are part and parcel of being a football owner, and Boehly clearly hasn’t allowed himself to get too caught up with his decision to fire Potter following the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino.
The Guardian mention that Chelsea met with the Argentine before hiring Potter, so there is clearly a lot of belief in the South American from Boehly and Eghbali.
Graham Potter’s reputation in tact despite Chelsea disaster
In our view, Potter’s time at Chelsea has not dented his reputation in the world of football management.
It should be noted that the Solihull-born tactician was not given a full pre-season to work with his squad, something that most managers describe as being crucial to a successful campaign.
Potter was also not helped by the scattergun approach to transfers – the Guardian even state that he was unsure of the recruitment in January, feeling that Enzo Fernandez was overpriced.
While the Argentina international has since proven to be a success, the sheer volume of numbers added to Potter’s squad surely made it difficult to keep everyone happy.
Despite what happened at Stamford Bridge, we feel his reputation in the footballing world remains strong.
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